Frelinghuysen family

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EtymologyHabitational name from a place called Frelinghuizen[1]
Place of originNetherlands
Connected familiesCabot family
Lodge family
Havemeyer family
Estate(s)Frelinghuysen Homestead
Frelinghuysen Arboretum

The Frelinghuysen family (/ˈfrlɪŋˌhsən/;[2] /ˈfrlɪŋˌhzən/;[3] /ˌfrlɪŋˈhsən/[4]) is an American political dynasty, primarily based in New Jersey, that first emigrated from Germany in 1720.


In 1720, Theodorus Jacobus Frelinghuysen came from Germany to the Raritan Valley in the Province of New Jersey, then a Royal Colony of Great Britain. He was an evangelizing Dutch-Reformed minister during the period of religious fervor known as the Great Awakening.[5]


Four Frelinghuysens served as United States senators, one of whom, Frederick T., became a Secretary of State under President Chester A. Arthur.

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  2. ^ As pronounced in "Repeal and Replace ACA".
  3. ^ Fried, Joseph P. (23 May 2011). "Peter Frelinghuysen Jr., 95, Longtime N.J. Congressman, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
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  5. ^ Kitchin, Jessica (10 November 2009). "A Profile of the Frelinghuysen Family in New". New Jersey Monthly. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Susan E. Frelinghuysen Married in Capital". The New York Times. 1 February 1981. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  7. ^ Pace, Eric (5 June 1996). "Beatrice P. Frelinghuysen, 77, Political Matriarch". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  8. ^ Times, Special To The New York (28 June 1970). "Peter van Roijen Weds Beatrice Frelinghuysen". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Adaline Frelinghuysen Is Married to Sculptor". The New York Times. 9 January 1988. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  10. ^ "THEO. FRELINGHUYSEN DIES IN HIS 68TH YEAR; Member of Old New Jersey Family Was Son of Secretary of State in Arthur Cabinet". The New York Times. January 31, 1928. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  11. ^ Mayhew, Augustus (1 October 2009). "Ecole de Beaux Palm Beach". New York Social Diary. Retrieved 3 November 2017.