Friess Family History

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Friess Name Meaning

German: variant of Fries.

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

Similar surnames: Friese, Griess, Priess, Friesz, Frees, Freas, Griest, Riese, Fuess

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Friess Family Origin

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Friess Family Occupations

What did your Friess ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Friess family was Bandsman. The most common Friess occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Friess's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping Saloon and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Friess.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping Saloon

  • Laborer

  • Bandsman


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

Friess Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Friess. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Friess 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Friess. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Friess. For the veterans among your Friess ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Friess Life Expectancy

What is the average Friess lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Friess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Friess in 1950 was 42, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Friess

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Friess 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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