Friedhoff Family History

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Friedhoff Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name composed of the German elements Friede ‘peace’ + hof ‘courtyard’. Alternatively, it may be a topographic name from the German Friedhof ‘graveyard’, ‘cemetery’ (from Middle Low German, Middle High German vrithof ‘enclosed farmstead or courtyard’, later ‘cemetery’).

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

Similar surnames: Friedberg, Niehoff, Neuhoff, Friedland, Grieshop, Wemhoff, Nordhoff

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Friedhoff Family Origin

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Friedhoff Family Occupations

What did your Friedhoff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Friedhoff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Friedhoff's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Friedhoff family was Boatman. Farmer, Tailor and Teamster were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Friedhoff.

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  • Farmer

  • Tailor

  • Teamster

  • Boatman


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

Friedhoff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Friedhoff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Friedhoff 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 444 immigration records available for the last name Friedhoff. 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 447 military records available for the last name Friedhoff. For the veterans among your Friedhoff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Friedhoff Life Expectancy

What is the average Friedhoff lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Friedhoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Friedhoff in 1946 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Friedhoff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Friedhoff 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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