Fries Name Meaning

ethnic name for someone from Friesland. The name of this region is ancient and of uncertain origin; the most plausible speculation derives it from an Indo-European root prei- ‘to cut’, with reference to the dikes necessary for the cultivation of low-lying land. There is archaeological evidence of the construction of ditches and dams along the southern shores of the North Sea from at least the time of Christ. occupational name for a builder of dams and dikes. The word was used in this sense in various parts of Germany during the Middle Ages, and is probably a transferred use of the ethnic term, dike building being a characteristic occupation of Frieslanders. diminutive of Friedrich.

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


Similar surnames: Fried, Ries, Kries, Friis, Pries, Frees, Frier, Gries, Friez, Friesz

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Farmar

    13%
  • Tailor

    13%
  • Tailoress

    13%

In 1881, Farmer, Farmar and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fries. A less common occupation for the Fries family was Tailoress. The most common Fries occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Fries's were Farmers.

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Between 1944 and 2004, Fries life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Fries in 1944 was 23, and 80 in 2004.

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