As far as the origin of the name "Fricke". I have found it dates back as far as around 1255. Burchardus Fricke from Klingnau, Aargau, Switzerland. I found a few "Fricke's" there up until the 1600's. Then you find a bunch in France and England up to the 1700's and looks like they finally settle in Prussia/Germany some from the 1600's and 1700's to the present day.