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This is an English form of a Germanic personal name composed of the elements "Frid" or "Fred" for peace and "Ric" meaning power, introduced into England by the Normans. This was a hereditary name among the Hohenstaufen ruling Family, hence its popularity in Central Europe. Within England, the name appears chiefly in the Eastern Counties, the Duke of York and Albany was Augustus Frederick (1763 - 1827) married the eldest daughter of Frederick William II of Prussia in 1791 and was made quardian of the King in 1818.

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