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  • allbell
    Someone asked through email about the surname Frischman. I m not sure, but it seems to me that this might be a name that means person from Friesland, which
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 3, 2002
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      Someone asked through email about the surname Frischman.

      I'm not sure, but it seems to me that this might be a name that means
      "person from Friesland," which is a quirky old province of the
      Netherlands.

      Frisch is a world used to describe the people and language of
      Friesland.

      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 other
      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 Europe
      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 project.
      Then, you will know for sure whether the Frischmans are all related.
    • klezmer101
      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
      Message 2 of 2 , Jun 13, 2002
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        "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
        means
        > "person from Friesland," which is a quirky old province of the
        > Netherlands.
        >
        > Frisch is a world used to describe the people and language of
        > Friesland.
        >
        > 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
        other
        > 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
        Europe
        > 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
        project.
        > Then, you will know for sure whether the Frischmans are all related.
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