- Jun 13, 2002"Frish" is Yiddish for "Fresh" - it is an occupational name. It
probably refers to a peddler of fresh fruits and vegetables. It is
very unlikely the name has anything to do with the Netherlands.
--- In jewishgenealogy2000@y..., allbell <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> Someone asked through email about the surname Frischman.
> I'm not sure, but it seems to me that this might be a name that
> "person from Friesland," which is a quirky old province of the
> Frisch is a world used to describe the people and language of
> Maybe having this name is a sign that your first ancestor with the
> name was someone who worked as a trader in Friesland and maybe
> regions along the northern European coast in the Middle Ages.
> On the other hand, the Frischmans listed in the JewishGen Family
> Finder seem to come from all over Central Europe. Maybe this means
> that there's somewhere else where Frischmans can come from, and/or
> that the Dutch Frischmans followed the trade routes to Central
> and ended up there. Or that I'm completely wrong.
> Suggestion: try to find some men who are (apparently) unrelated
> Frischmans and get them to participate in the Family Tree DNA
> Then, you will know for sure whether the Frischmans are all related.
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