Fromme History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished Austrian surname Fromme 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 BC. 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.

Early Origins of the Fromme family

The surname Fromme 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.

Early History of the Fromme family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fromme research. Another 69 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1811, 1797, 1886, 1862 and 1906 are included under the topic Early Fromme History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fromme Spelling Variations

Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Fromme include Fromm, Fromme, Frommer, Frommann, From and many more.

Early Notables of the Fromme family (pre 1700)

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United States Fromme migration to the United States +

Austria was made a republic after the First World War. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was broken up by the Treaty of Versailles and many of its people found themselves in the new nation of Czechoslovakia. Many other Austrians and expatriate Austrians made their way to North America in the 20th century. Most landed in Philadelphia, later continuing on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Some Austrian settlers also went to western Canada and Ontario. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Fromme or a variant listed above:

Fromme Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • George Fromme, who landed in New York, NY in 1782 [1]
  • Gottfried Fromme, who landed in America in 1783 [1]
Fromme Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joh Peter Fromme, who arrived in America in 1836 [1]
  • George Fromme arrived with his wife Elisabeth Heise and their son in Texas in 1846
  • Joh Bern Fromme, who landed in America in 1847 [1]
  • A Cath Fromme, who landed in Cincinnati, Oh in 1849 [1]
  • Elis Fromme, who landed in America in 1849 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Fromme migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fromme Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Gottfried Fromme, who settled in Canada in 1783

Australia Fromme migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Fromme Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Friedrich Fromme, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Steinwaerder" [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Fromme (post 1700) +

  • Arthur Henry Fromme (1883-1956), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1906-1915
  • Mrs. J. J. Fromme, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1932 [3]
  • Isaac Fromme, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for borough President of Manhattan, New York, 1901 [3]

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STEINWARDER 1849 aka STEINWAERDER. Retrieved from
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 8) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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