Freer Name Meaning

English: from Old French and Middle English frere ‘friar’ (Latin frater, literally ‘brother’). This was a status name for a member a religious order, especially a mendicant order, and may also have been a nickname for a pious person or for someone employed at a monastery. Americanized spelling of French Frère (see Frere). North German and Dutch: cognate of Friedrich.

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

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Freer Family Origin

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Freer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Freer family was Carpenter. The most common Freer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Freer's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Freer.

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Freer Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Freer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Freer in 1945 was 51, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Freer

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