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Freed Family History

Freed Name Meaning

Jewish and German: Americanized spelling of Fried.

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


Similar surnames: Fread, Freel, Freet, Freer, Freid, Freud, Fried, Rees, Fleer, Freeh

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Where is the Freed family from?

You can see how Freed families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Freed family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Freed families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 59 Freed families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 63% of all the recorded Freed's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Freed families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Freed surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Freed ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Freed. 13% of Freed men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Freed women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Freed were Proprietor and Housewife.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    13%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Proprietor
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Bookkeeper
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Freed. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Freed census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Freed. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Freed. For the veterans among your Freed ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Freed lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Freed life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Freed in 1944 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

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