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Freud Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a person of a cheerful disposition, from Middle High German vröude, vreude ‘joy’, German Freud(e). As a Jewish name it can also be an ornamental name. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish personal name Freyde meaning ‘joy’.

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


Similar surnames: Freund, Treu, Feld, Free, Kreul, Read, Frech, Friend, Freer, Freis

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Where is the Freud family from?

You can see how Freud families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Freud family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Freud families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 5 Freud families living in British Columbia. This was about 45% of all the recorded Freud's in Canada. British Columbia and 1 other province had the highest population of Freud families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Freud surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Freud ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman was the top reported job for people in the US named Freud. 80% of Freud men worked as a Salesman.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    80%
  • Manager
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Freud. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Freud 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 823 immigration records available for the last name Freud. 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 785 military records available for the last name Freud. For the veterans among your Freud ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Freud lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Freud life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Freud in 1963 was 77, and 86 in 2004.

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