Free Name Meaning

English (chiefly East Anglia): nickname or status name from Old English freo ‘free(-born)’, i.e. not a serf. North German: topographic or habitational name from a place named Frede or Frede(n). North German: nickname from a variant of Middle Low German wred ‘crooked’.

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


Similar surnames: Freer, Ree, Frey, Fey, Furse, Freel, Tree, Frye, Creed, Frede

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Free Family Origin

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Free Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    6%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Ag. Lab.

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%

In 1881, the most common Free occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Free's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Free family was Labourer. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Ag. Lab. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Free.

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Free Historical Records

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Free Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Free life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Free in 1940 was 66, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Free

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