Friesen Family History

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Friesen Name Meaning

German and Dutch: patronymic from Fries.

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

Similar surnames: Friese, Driesen, Friesz, Freese, Driessen, Niesen, Riesen, Frieson

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Friesen Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Friesen name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Friesen. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Friesen Family Origin

Where is the Friesen family from?

Friesen Family Occupations

What did your Friesen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Friesen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 100% of Friesen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer


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

Friesen Historical Records

What Friesen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Friesen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Friesen 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Friesen. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Friesen. For the veterans among your Friesen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Friesen Life Expectancy

What is the average Friesen lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Friesen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Friesen in 1955 was 60, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Friesen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Friesen 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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