Friar Family History

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Friar Name Meaning

English: variant of Freer.

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

Similar surnames: Frier, Frear, Fryar, Frith, Frary, Rial, Brian, Crear, Urias, Frid

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Friar Family Origin

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Friar Family Occupations

What did your Friar ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Friar occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Friar's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Charwoman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Friar. A less common occupation for the Friar family was Laborer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Charwoman

  • Laborer


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

Friar Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Friar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Friar 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 798 immigration records available for the last name Friar. 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 Friar. For the veterans among your Friar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Friar Life Expectancy

What is the average Friar lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Friar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Friar in 1954 was 54, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Friar

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Friar 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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