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Freese Name Meaning

North German form of Fries 1. Dutch: variant of Frese. English: metonymic occupational name for a weaver of frieze, a coarse woolen cloth with a thick nap, Old French frise.

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


Similar surnames: Frees, Reese, Frese, Breese, Friese, Beese, Freise, Feese, Drees

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Where is the Freese family from?

You can see how Freese families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Freese family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Freese families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Freese families living in Ohio. This was about 30% of all the recorded Freese's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Freese families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Freese surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Freese ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Freese. 23% of Freese men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Freese women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Freese were Clerk and Teacher. .

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Freese. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Freese 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 Freese. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Freese. For the veterans among your Freese ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Freese lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Freese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Freese in 1942 was 37, and 78 in 2004.

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