Freitas Family History

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Freitas Name Meaning

Portuguese and Galician: habitational name from any of the numerous places named Freitas, or a topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of stony ground, from Portuguese (pedras) freitas ‘broken stones’, Late Latin (petrae) fractae. Compare Fragoso.

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

Similar surnames: Freitag, Frias, Fleitas, Reitan, Cresta, Fuentes, Fleitz, Ribas

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Freitas Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Freitas name?

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

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  • Portugal


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • Spain


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Freitas Family Origin

Where is the Freitas family from?

Freitas Family Occupations

What did your Freitas ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Freitas. The most common Freitas occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Freitas's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Freitas family was Barber.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Barber


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

Freitas Historical Records

What Freitas family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Freitas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Freitas 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Freitas. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Freitas. For the veterans among your Freitas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Freitas Life Expectancy

What is the average Freitas lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Freitas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Freitas in 1942 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Freitas 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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