Freel Family History

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Freel Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English freil, frel(i)e ‘frail’, ‘weak’. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Friel 2.

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

Similar surnames: Freer, Free, Creel, Freed, Greek, Freet, Skeel, Fresh, Kreul, Freis

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Freel Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Freel name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Freel. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Freel Family Origin

Where is the Freel family from?

Freel Family Occupations

What did your Freel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Freel occupation in the UK was Labourer. 9% of Freel's were Labourers. Labourer, Coal Miner and Coal-Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Freel. A less common occupation for the Freel family was Pit Labourer.

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  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Coal-Miner

  • Pit Labourer


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

Freel Historical Records

What Freel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Freel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Freel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Freel. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Freel. For the veterans among your Freel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Freel Life Expectancy

What is the average Freel lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Freel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Freel in 1948 was 41, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Freel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Freel 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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