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Fresh Family History

Fresh Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized form of German and Jewish Frisch or a translation of French Ledoux.

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


Similar surnames: Fresch, Gresh, Resh, Flash, Frush, Frisch, Fish, Freet, Freel, Dress

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Where is the Fresh family from?

You can see how Fresh families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fresh family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fresh families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Fresh families living in Ohio. This was about 41% of all the recorded Fresh's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Fresh families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fresh surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fresh ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Fresh. 23% of Fresh men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Fresh women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fresh were Carpenter and Housekeeper.

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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
    23%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Carpenter
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    22%
  • Secretary
    14%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
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What Fresh family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Fresh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fresh 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 352 immigration records available for the last name Fresh. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Fresh. For the veterans among your Fresh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fresh lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Fresh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Fresh in 1956 was 43, and 75 in 2004.

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