Friis Name Meaning

Scandinavian: ethnic name for someone from Friesland (see Fries).

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


Similar surnames: Fries, Riis, Frees, Friez, Freis, Frain, Kries, Frias, Reis, Kruis

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Friis Family Origin

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Friis Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Blacksmith

    17%
  • Bookkeeper

    17%
  • Keeping Hotel

    17%

In 1880, the most common Friis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Friis's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Bookkeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Friis. A less common occupation for the Friis family was Keeping Hotel.

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Friis Historical Records

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Friis Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1954 and 2004, Friis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Friis in 1954 was 58, and 88 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Friis

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