Freidman Family History

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Freidman Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Freyde ‘joy’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): ornamental name from Yiddish freyd ‘joy’ + man ‘man’. Altered spelling of German Friedmann (see Friedman).

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

Similar surnames: Freiman, Fredman, Reitman, Fridman, Ferdman, Kreitman, Breitman

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Freidman Family Origin

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Freidman Family Occupations

What did your Freidman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Tailor, Farmer and Huckster were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Freidman. A less common occupation for the Freidman family was Laborer. The most common Freidman occupation in the USA was Tailor. 10% of Freidman's were Tailors.

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  • Tailor

  • Farmer

  • Huckster

  • Laborer


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

Freidman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Freidman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Freidman 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Freidman. 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 589 military records available for the last name Freidman. For the veterans among your Freidman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Freidman Life Expectancy

What is the average Freidman lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2003, in the United States, Freidman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Freidman in 1955 was 54, and 74 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Freidman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Freidman 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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