Friday Family History

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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 Family Origin

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Friday Family Occupations

What did your Friday ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Indian Hunter were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Friday. 18% of Friday men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Friday women worked as an Indian Hunter. Some less common occupations for Americans named Friday were Indian Hunter and Hunting

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Hunting
  • Laborer
  • Indian Hunter

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Indian Hunter
  • Housekeeper
  • Hunting

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Friday Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Friday. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Friday census 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.

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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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