The meaning of Fridrich is 'peaceful ruler'. Fridrich is a Ukrainian and Russian spelling of the German name Friedrich. Fridrich is an Old High German word that means 'calm ruler' (from 'fridu' = peace/protection + 'rihhi' = powerful/rich/mighty/ruler). Fridrich can also be a surname. As the last name, it was initially discovered in Holland, where it gained notoriety for its numerous branches in the area. Each house had prestige and influence that the local princes envied. The province of Utrecht's capital city, Utrecht, is where the name first appeared on records. In 1830, the ramparts of this historic city were razed. The Domkerk (built-in 1254) stands where St. Willibrord's first church did in 720. The hearts of two German emperors, Conrad II (1039) and Henry V (1125), are located in the crypt. The Museum is renowned for its antiquities and relics. The surname developed into a power unto itself later in history and was raised to the nobility as they became this most powerful family. This family name, which has several forms, dates back to a Bishop of Utrecht in the ninth century and is a hereditary surname of the Hohenstaufen ruling line. Between 1880 and 1920, the Fridrich surname was discovered in the United States and the United Kingdom. In 1920, the United States had the greatest number of Fridrich families.