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Friday Family History

Friday Name Meaning
Americanized form of German or Jewish Freitag; in some cases the surname may be the much rarer English cognate, from Old English friggandæg ‘Friday’, which Reaney suggests may also have been used to denote a person with a gloomy disposition.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

290,739 Historical Documents with Friday on Ancestry.com
82,727 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
78,538 Military Records
1,757 Immigration Records
39,087 Census and Voter Lists
88,630 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Friday Families

  • Number of Friday families
     64 - 125
     22 - 63
     1 - 21
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Friday families
     77 - 152
     26 - 76
     1 - 25
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Friday families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Friday census records

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Friday Family Origin

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Friday Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Friday

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Friday Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Friday census records

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Friday Civil War Service Records

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