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 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Friar. 2% of Friar men worked as a Builders Labourer and 52% of Friar women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Friar were Painter decorator and Unpaid Domestic Duti

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Builders Labourer
  • General Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Painter decorator

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Friar Historical Records

What Friar family records will you find?

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.

Search 1891 UK census records for Friar

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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