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Frese Name Meaning

North German: variant of Fries.

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

Similar surnames: Freese, Freise, Free, Friese, Frase, Frease, Freye, Frede, Beese

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Where is the Frese family from?

You can see how Frese families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Frese family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Frese families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Frese families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Frese's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Frese families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Frese surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Frese ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Frese. 21% of Frese men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Frese women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Frese were Clerk and Secretary.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Secretary
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What Frese family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Frese. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Frese 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Frese. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Frese. For the veterans among your Frese ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Frese lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Frese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Frese in 1949 was 51, and 81 in 2004.

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