Friese Family History

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Friese Name Meaning

German, Dutch, Danish, and Swedish: variant of Fries.

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

Similar surnames: Freese, Friesz, Friesen, Frese, Friess, Riese, Frees, Froese, Griese

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Friese Family Origin

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Friese Family Occupations

What did your Friese ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Friese family was Shoemaker. The most common Friese occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Friese's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Retail Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Friese.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Retail Grocer

  • Shoemaker


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

Friese Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Friese. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Friese 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Friese. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Friese. For the veterans among your Friese ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Friese Life Expectancy

What is the average Friese lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Friese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Friese in 1952 was 56, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Friese

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Friese 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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