Unfortunately, at this time I cannot make a connection between our family trees, but I have also heard that my family name was originally von Fritsch.I haven't found any records to confirm this family rumor.I thought you might be interested in some of the information I have come accross regarding the possible meanings of the name Fritsch.
“The surname Fritsch appears to be patronymical in origin.Our research indicates that it can be associated with the Germans, meaning, ‘descendant of Fritz, a pet form (nickname) of Friedrich, a German form of Frederick (peace, ruler).’Although this interpretation is the result of onomastic research, you may find other meanings for the Fritsch family name.Many surnames have more than one origin.” (The New World Book of Fritsches p. 44) (This soft covered book was mostly a history book with a few paragraphs written in on the Fritsches)
“Fritz/Fritsch/Fritzch : German Patronymic Name...The Germans were fond of using shortened or pet versions of names when acquiring surnames. Fritz is a patronymic surname taken from a pet form (nick name) of Friedrich , which means "peace, rule." Fritsch and Fritzch are versions of the given name held by a long ago ancestor.” (http://clanhuston.com/name/namee-h.htm)
Von is “A prefix occurring in many names of German and Austrian families, especially of the nobility” (Webster’s New Twentieth Century Dictionary).According to On Good Ground (p. 588), von is the German equivalent of van, which means “from or from the place of”.Considering the above definitions, Von Fritsch could mean “From Friedrich” or “Child of Friedrich.”