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Freitag Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from (respectively) Middle High German vritac and German Freitag ‘Friday’ (Old High German friatag, frijetag, a translation of Late Latin Veneris dies: Freya was the Germanic goddess of love, sometimes considered as equivalent to the Roman Venus). The German name may have denoted someone born on a Friday or who performed some feudal service then. However, Friday was considered unlucky throughout Christendom in the Middle Ages (because it was the day on which Christ was crucified), and it seems more likely that the name was given to a person considered ill-omened. It is found as a byname in this sense in Old High German. This is by far the commonest of the surnames drawn from the days of the week, followed by Sonntag ‘Sunday’, traditionally a day of good omen. Among Jews, it seems to have been one of the names that were distributed at random by government officials.

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


Similar surnames: Freitas, Feig, Freytag, Freiman, Freier, Rettig, Reiter, Reitz

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Freitag Family Origin

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Freitag Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Freitag occupation in Canada was Governess. 50% of Freitag's were Governesss. Governess and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Freitag.

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  • Governess

    50%
  • Laborer

    50%

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Freitag Historical Records

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Freitag Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, Freitag life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Freitag in 1945 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

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