The Fredrick name is German in origin. It comes from "Frid" or "Fred" for peace and "ric" for power. Other spellings include Freidrich and Frederick. The Fredrick side of my family arrived in the United States in the early 1870's coming from Prussia, Germany. My great grandfather, Johann August Fredrick was born 8 January 1845 in Prussia, Germany. He died 27 Jan 1924 in Manistee, Manistee, Michigan.