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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

Where is the Free family from?

Free Family Occupations

What did your Free ancestors do for a living?

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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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Ag. Lab.

  • Labourer


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

Free Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 80,000 census records available for the last name Free. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Free 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Free. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 36,000 military records available for the last name Free. For the veterans among your Free ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Free Life Expectancy

What is the average Free lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Free 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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