Friends Family History

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Friends Name Meaning

English: variant of Friend.

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

Similar surnames: Friend, Rieves, Brians, Hinds, Rings, Friess, Friedt, Fields, Frens

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Friends Family Origin

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Friends Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Friends family was Traveling Agt. The most common Friends occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Friends's were Farmers. Farmer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Friends.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Traveling Agt


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Friends Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Friends. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Friends 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 768 immigration records available for the last name Friends. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Friends. For the veterans among your Friends ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Friends Life Expectancy

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Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Friends life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Friends in 1966 was 84, and 58 in 2004.

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