Freer Name Meaning

English: from Old French and Middle English frere ‘friar’ (Latin frater, literally ‘brother’). This was a status name for a member a religious order, especially a mendicant order, and may also have been a nickname for a pious person or for someone employed at a monastery. Americanized spelling of French Frère (see Frere). North German and Dutch: cognate of Friedrich.

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


Similar surnames: Free, Breer, Freel, Filer, Speer, Freier, Fleer, Steer, Reder, Frier

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Freer Family Origin

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Freer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • School

    20%
  • Dressmaker

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%

In 1881, the most common Freer occupation in Canada was Farmer. 30% of Freer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Freer family was Laborer. Farmer, School and Dressmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Freer.

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Freer Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, Freer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Freer in 1945 was 51, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Freer

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