Friis Family History

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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

What did your Friis ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Bookkeeper

  • Keeping Hotel


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

Friis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Friis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Friis 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 Friis. 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 519 military records available for the last name Friis. For the veterans among your Friis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Friis Life Expectancy

What is the average Friis lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Friis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Friis 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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