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The surname Frolicker 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. For example, Otto von Osterreich, the Duke of Austria in 1331, was nicknamed "der (the) Frohliche."

Frolicker Early Origins



The surname Frolicker was first found in Hessen, where bearers of this surname were an integral part of the early mediaeval Feudal System, that would become the basis of European society. The earliest record of this surname dates back to the thirteenth century, when one Hertwicus dictus Vrolich was recorded in Ingelheim, in the region of Hesse, in 1269. There is also record of a Wyckenendus dictus Frolich, who was a blacksmith in Bodenheim, in 1315.

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Frolicker Spelling Variations


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Frolicker Spelling Variations



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

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Frolicker Early History


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Frolicker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Frolicker research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1650 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Frolicker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Frolicker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Frolicker Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Frolicker 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 or some of its variants were: Anna Elizabeth who went to New York in 1709; as well as Christian Frolich who went to Philadelphia in 1738. Gottfried Frolich was a mercenary soldier who fought for the British during the American War of Independence and settled in Quebec, in 1778.

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