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Friel Name Meaning

Irish (common in Donegal, and now also in Glasgow): from Gaelic Ó Frighil, which is probably a metathesized variant of Ó Fearghail (see Farrell). German: from a pet form of Friedrich.

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


Similar surnames: Friedl, Frier, Fried, Viel, Frie, Fries, Briel, Friedli, Ferrel, Ridl

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Friel Family Origin

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Friel Family Occupations

What did your Friel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Friel family was Farmlabor. The most common Friel occupation in Canada was Farmer. 25% of Friel's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Friel.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • School

    13%
  • Farmlabor

    9%

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

Friel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Friel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Friel 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Friel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Friel. For the veterans among your Friel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Friel Life Expectancy

What is the average Friel lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Friel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Friel in 1943 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Friel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Friel 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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