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The surname Frolich belongs to the category of surnames that were derived from nicknames, usually based on a personal or physical characteristic of the initial bearer. In this instance, the name is derived from the Middle High German word "vraelich," which means "happy," or "cheerful." Thus, this surname evolved from a nickname for a merry and cheerful person.

Frolich Early Origins



The surname Frolich was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. They held a family seat at Frolich in Bavaria.

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Frolich Spelling Variations


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Frolich Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Frolick, Frolich, Froelick, Frolicker, Frohlich, Frohlick, Froelig, Froellich, Froellick, Froehlick and many more.

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Frolich Early History


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Frolich Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Frolich research. Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1522, 1821, 1787, 1873, 1706, 1827, 1851, 1650 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Frolich History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Frolich Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Frolich Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Frolich Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Frolich Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Stephen and Anna Elisabeth Frolich and their two children who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Anna Elizabeth Frolich who went to New York in 1709
  • Stephen Frolich, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Valentin Frolich, who landed in New York, NY in 1710
  • Anna Apollonia Frolich, who arrived in New York city in 1710
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Frolich Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Frolich immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1838
  • Emilie Frolich moved to New York, NY with a relative, probably her brother, August, in 1852
  • Max Frolich, who landed in Arkansas in 1880
  • Jacob Frolich, who landed in Arkansas in 1885

Frolich Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Gottfried Frolich, who settled in Quebec in 1778, after serving with the British forces in the American Revolutionary war

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Contemporary Notables of the name Frolich (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Frolich (post 1700)



  • Richard D. Frolich, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1924 (alternate), 1936
  • Jacob Frolich, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1868; Secretary of State of Arkansas, 1879-84
  • Don Frolich (1919-1996), American politician, two-time mayor of Cupertino, California

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    3. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    7. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    11. ...

    The Frolich Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Frolich Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 8 February 2016 at 09:08.

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