Freedman Family History

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Freedman Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): status name in the feudal system for a serf who had been freed. Jewish (American): Americanized form of Friedmann (see Fried).

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

Similar surnames: Friedman, Fredman, Freidman, Freiman, Freyman, Frieman, Fieldman

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Freedman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Freedman name?

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

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Freedman Family Origin

Where is the Freedman family from?

Freedman Family Occupations

What did your Freedman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Freedman occupation in Canada was Marchant. 100% of Freedman's were Marchants.

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  • Marchant


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

Freedman Historical Records

What Freedman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 90,000 census records available for the last name Freedman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Freedman 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Freedman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Freedman. For the veterans among your Freedman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Freedman Life Expectancy

What is the average Freedman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Freedman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Freedman in 1944 was 27, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Freedman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Freedman 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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