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Freedman Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): status name in the feudal system for a serf who had been freed. Jewish (American): Americanized form of Friedmann (see Fried).

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

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Freedman Family Origin

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Freedman Family Occupations

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Freedman ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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  • Farmer

    12%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Peddler

    5%
  • Huckster

    4%

In 1880, the most common Freedman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 12% of Freedman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Freedman family was Huckster. Farmer, Laborer and Peddler were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Freedman.

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Freedman Historical Records

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Freedman Life Expectancy

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Famous Freedman Family

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Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
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Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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