Friedland Family History

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Friedland Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of various places bearing this name, for example in the former German territories of Prussia, Upper Silesia, and Bohemia. As a Jewish name, it is in many cases an ornamental name from the German elements Friede ‘peace’ and Land ‘land’.

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

Similar surnames: Friedlander, Frieling, Rieland, Wieland, Nieland, Fredman, Friedmann

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Friedland Family Origin

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Friedland Family Occupations

What did your Friedland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Brick Maker and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Friedland. A less common occupation for the Friedland family was Catholic Priest. The most common Friedland occupation in the USA was Laborer. 13% of Friedland's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Brick Maker

  • Carpenter

  • Catholic Priest


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Friedland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Friedland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Friedlandcensus 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Friedland. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Friedland. For the veterans among your Friedland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Friedland Life Expectancy

What is the average Friedland lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Friedland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Friedland in 1951 was 45, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Friedland 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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