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The distinguished Austrian surname Fromm is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. Austria, which was originally home to a Celtic people, was conquered by the Roman Empire in about 15 B C. Following the fall of Rome, Austria was repeatedly invaded by barbarian tribes, such as the Vandals, Visigoths, and Huns, who swept in from the east. During the 5th and 6th centuries, the Alemanni, Avars and Slavs settled Austria. The Avars were defeated in 785 by the Frankish emperor Charlemagne, who set up the East Mark, which later became known as the Österreich. Austria was ruled by the Babenburger dynasty until 1278, when they were succeeded by the Hapsburg dynasty, which ruled Austria until the 20th century.

Fromm Early Origins



The surname Fromm was first found in Austria, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Fromm Spelling Variations


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Fromm Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Fromm include Fromm, Fromme, Frommer, Frommann, From and many more.

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Fromm Early History


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Fromm Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fromm research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1811, 1797, 1886, 1862 and 1906 are included under the topic Early Fromm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fromm Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fromm Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fromm 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



After the First World War, Austria became a republi c. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North Ameri ca. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Fromm were

Fromm Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Conrad Fromm arrived in Philadelphia in 1739
  • Joh Conrad Fromm, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1739
  • Clemens Fromm, who arrived in South Carolina in 1749
  • Martin Fromm, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Martin Fromm arrived in Philadelphia in 1752
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fromm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Georg Fromm, who arrived in Texas in 1846
  • Joh Michael Fromm, who arrived in America in 1849
  • J Fromm, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • John Fromm, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1860
  • Joachim Fromm, who arrived in America in 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fromm (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fromm (post 1700)



  • Pete Fromm (b. 1958), American novelist, short story writer, and memoir writer
  • Julius Fromm (1883-1945), Polish-born, American inventor of the seamless latex condom
  • Eric Fromm (b. 1958), American former tennis player
  • William Fromm, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1920, 1928
  • James Fromm, American politician, Mayor of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, 1981-85
  • Albert Fromm, American politician, Mayor of Canton, Ohio, 1943
  • Erich Fromm (1900-1980), German-born American psychoanalyst who emphasized the role of social conditioning in human behavior. His books include Escape from Freedom (1941) and The Art of Loving (1956). He came to America in 1934 and taught for many years at various American universities
  • Friedrich Fromm (1888-1945), German army officer, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, he was executed for failing to act against the 20 July plot to assassinate Hitler
  • Friedemann Fromm (b. 1963), German director of short films, documentaries, made-for-TV films and the occasional feature since the mid-'80s
  • Paul Fromm (1906-1987), Chicago-based wine merchant and musical patron

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    6. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    11. ...

    The Fromm Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fromm 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 10 February 2016 at 18:17.

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