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Froese Family History

Froese Name Meaning

Eastern German (Fröse): probably a habitational name of Slavic origin from either of two places: Frohse or Frose.

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

Similar surnames: Briese, Roese, Freese, Reese, Royse, Frome, Fries, Fosse, Droege

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Where is the Froese family from?

You can see how Froese families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Froese family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Froese families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Froese families living in Missouri. This was about 36% of all the recorded Froese's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Froese families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Froese surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Froese ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Froese. 44% of Froese men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Froese women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Froese were Miner and Farm Laborer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Farm Laborer
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Froese. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Froese census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Froese. 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 Cards

There are 740 military records available for the last name Froese. For the veterans among your Froese ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Froese lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Froese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Froese in 1959 was 54, and 83 in 2004.

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