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Friday Name Meaning

Americanized form of German or Jewish Freitag; in some cases the surname may be the much rarer English cognate, from Old English friggandæg ‘Friday’, which Reaney suggests may also have been used to denote a person with a gloomy disposition.

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


Similar surnames: Fridge, Freitag, Fray, Fereday, Hiday, Frady, Priddy, Fridley, Frisby

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Friday Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Friday name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    46%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    13%

  • Germanic Europe

    11%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    5%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    5%

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Friday Family Origin

Where is the Friday family from?

Friday Family Occupations

What did your Friday ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Friday family was Fisherman. The most common Friday occupation in Canada was Labourer. 26% of Friday's were Labourers. Labourer, Farmer and Hunter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Friday.

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  • Labourer

    26%
  • Farmer

    21%
  • Hunter

    16%
  • Fisherman

    11%

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

Friday Historical Records

What Friday family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Friday. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fridaycensus 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Friday. 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 78,000 military records available for the last name Friday. For the veterans among your Friday ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Friday Life Expectancy

What is the average Friday lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Friday life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Friday in 1949 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Friday

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Friday 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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