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Freet Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Fried.

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


Similar surnames: Freed, Freer, Freel, Great, Fread, Fresh, Freier, Free, Freeh, Tweet

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Where is the Freet family from?

You can see how Freet families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Freet family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Freet families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Freet families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 52% of all the recorded Freet's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Freet families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Freet surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Freet ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Freet. 29% of Freet men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Freet women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Freet were Clerk and Servant.

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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

  • Laborer
    29%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Maid
    15%
  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Servant
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Freet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Freet 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 348 immigration records available for the last name Freet. 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 828 military records available for the last name Freet. For the veterans among your Freet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Freet lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Freet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Freet in 1956 was 55, and 85 in 2004.

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