Freer Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Free, Breer, Freel, Filer, Speer, Freier, Fleer, Steer, Reder, Frier

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Freer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Freer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Freer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Freer Family Origin

Where is the Freer family from?

Freer Family Occupations

What did your Freer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, 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. A less common occupation for the Freer family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Freer Historical Records

What Freer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 53,000 census records available for the last name Freer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Freer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 58,000 immigration records available for the last name Freer. 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 Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Freer. For the veterans among your Freer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Freer Life Expectancy

What is the average Freer lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Freer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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