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Freidman Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Freyde ‘joy’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): artificial name from Yiddish freyd ‘joy’ + man ‘man’. Altered form of German Friedmann (see Friedman ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Freiman, Fredman, Reitman, Fridman, Ferdman, Kreitman, Breitman

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Where is the Freidman family from?

You can see how Freidman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Freidman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Freidman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 26 Freidman families living in Quebec. This was about 42% of all the recorded Freidman's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Freidman families in 1911.
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What did your Freidman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Freidman. 43% of Freidman men worked as a Cultivateur and 100% of Freidman women worked as a Stenographer. .

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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 1921

  • Cultivateur
  • Tailor
  • Tudiant

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Freidman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Freidman 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Freidman. 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 Cards

There are 589 military records available for the last name Freidman. For the veterans among your Freidman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Freidman lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2003, in the United States, Freidman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Freidman in 1955 was 54, and 74 in 2003.

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