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Find more Friesen relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 239 more people named Friesen in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 1,703 people named Friesen in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 14% more people named Friesen in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,942 people named Friesen were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The typical household was 3 people
  • They typically took 10 weeks of vacation a year
  • Most common occupation was farm laborer
  • 52%, or 218 people, lived in homes they rented

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As Friesen families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • Most fathers originated from Kansas
  • Most immigrants originated from Russia
  • They most commonly lived in Nebraska
  • 303 were born in foreign countries