Friend Family History

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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

What did your Friend ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Friend. 14% of Friend men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Friend women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Friend were Salesman and Cigar Mkr

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Student
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Income
  • Bookkeeper
  • Cigar Mkr

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

Friend Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 153,000 census records available for the last name Friend. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Friend 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Friend. 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 31,000 military records available for the last name Friend. For the veterans among your Friend ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Friend Life Expectancy

What is the average Friend lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Friend life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Friend in 1941 was 53, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Friend 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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