Friel Name Meaning

Irish (common in Donegal, and now also in Glasgow): from Gaelic Ó Frighil, which is probably a metathesized variant of Ó Fearghail (see Farrell). German: from a pet form of Friedrich.

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

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Friel Family Origin

Where is the Friel family from?

SHOW MORE

Friel Family Occupations

What did your Friel ancestors do for a living?

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

SHOW MORE
  • Farmer

    16%
  • Laborer

    16%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Keeps House

    3%

In 1880, the most common Friel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Friel's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Friel. A less common occupation for the Friel family was Keeps House.

Source: Census data for Friel | Data not to scale

Friel Historical Records

What Friel family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Friel ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Friel

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Friel Life Expectancy

What is the average Friel lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Friel 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.

SHOW MORE

United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Friel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Friel in 1943 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Friel

Famous Friel Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)

Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Look up another name