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Fritz Family HistoryRecorded in many spellings including Frisch, Fritz, Fritsch, Fritsche, Fritsche, Fritske, with diminutives Fritschel, Fritschli, occupational spelllings of Frischmann, Fritschmann, Fritzemann, and patronymic such as Fritzer and Fritzinger, and others, this surname is German, Austrian or Swisse. It is probably best known to English speakers as the archetypal German "name" being a medieval short or nickname form of the originally personal name Frederick, meaning "peace-power". The popularity of the personal name and later the surname was owing to St.
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