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Freis Name Meaning

South German: nickname for a violent man or someone with a menacing appearance, from Middle High German vreise ‘cruel’, ‘terrible’.

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


Similar surnames: Greis, Kreis, Preis, Reis, Feig, Fies, Greif, Kruis, Reil, Frech

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Where is the Freis family from?

You can see how Freis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Freis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Freis families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Freis family living in New Jersey. This was about 33% of all the recorded Freis's in the USA. New Jersey and 2 other states had the highest population of Freis families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Freis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Freis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Freis. 43% of Freis men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Freis women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Freis were Salesman 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
    43%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Carpenter
    13%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    60%
  • Teacher
    40%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Freis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Freis 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 553 immigration records available for the last name Freis. 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 551 military records available for the last name Freis. For the veterans among your Freis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Freis lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Freis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Freis in 1963 was 73, and 72 in 2004.

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