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Frier Name Meaning

English: variant of Freer 1. North German: from a reduced form of Frieder. Danish: of uncertain origin; possibly the same as 2.

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


Similar surnames: Fryer, Brier, Friel, Fries, Freer, Friar, Prier, Fried, Trier, Freier

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Where is the Frier family from?

You can see how Frier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Frier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Frier families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Frier families living in New York. This was about 18% of all the recorded Frier's in USA. New York had the highest population of Frier families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Frier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Frier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Frier. 23% of Frier men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Frier women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Frier were Carpenter and New Worker. .

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Maid
    7%
  • New Worker
    7%
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Frier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Frier 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Frier. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Frier. For the veterans among your Frier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Frier lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Frier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Frier in 1962 was 72, and 74 in 2004.

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