The surname Fruend is a nickname
surname, which refers to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. Surnames of this type can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. In this case, the surname Fruend is derived from the German word "freunde," which means "friend." The original bearer of the name was an exceptionally friendly person who was well liked by everyone in his community.
Early Origins of the Fruend family
The surname Fruend was first found in Silesia
, where the family was noted for its influence and achievements in the Middle Ages. The family became prominent in local
affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the regional conflicts.
Early History of the Fruend family
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Fruend Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Freund, Freunde, Freundde, Fruend (northern Germany), Fruende, Fruendde, Freundl (Bavaria), Freundle, Freundel and many more.
Early Notables of the Fruend family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fruend family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johan Freund, who settled in America in 1709 with his wife and family. Frederick Freundt and Johannes Freund both arrived in Philadelphia in 1753.