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Friese Family History

Friese Name Meaning
German, Dutch, Danish, and Swedish: variant of Fries.

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

51,575 Historical Documents with Friese on Ancestry.com
17,958 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,081 Military Records
2,075 Immigration Records
8,517 Census and Voter Lists
18,944 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Friese Families

  • Number of Friese families
     23 - 43
     8 - 22
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Friese families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Friese last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Friese census records

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Friese Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Friese families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Friese Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Friese families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Friese

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Friese Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Friese census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Friese ancestors, such as occupation.

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Friese Civil War Service Records

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