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Friend Name Meaning

English: nickname for a companionable person, from Middle English frend ‘friend’ (Old English freond). In the Middle Ages the term was also used to denote a relative or kinsman, and the surname may also have been acquired by someone who belonged to the family of someone who was a more important figure in the community. American translation of Jewish and German Freund.

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


Similar surnames: Freund, Fried, Field, Fries, Freud, Friends, Creed, Fiene, Friant

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Friend Family Origin

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Friend Family Occupations

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  • Tailor

    18%
  • Blacksmith

    14%
  • Baker

    9%
  • Farmer

    9%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Friend family was Farmer. The most common Friend occupation in Canada was Tailor. 18% of Friend's were Tailors. Tailor, Blacksmith and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Friend.

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Friend Historical Records

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Friend Life Expectancy

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