Fried Family History

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Fried Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Yiddish frid ‘peace’. Compare modern German Friede, which was sometimes chosen as a translation of the Hebrew personal name Shlomo, whose root letters are the same as those of shalom ‘peace’ (see Solomon), although in most cases it is simply an ornamental name. German: from a short form of the personal name Friedrich.

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

Similar surnames: Frid, Ried, Freud, Fries, Friedl, Rief, Friede, Trier, Fred, Friend

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Fried Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Fried name?

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

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Fried Family Origin

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Fried Family Occupations

What did your Fried ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Fried occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Fried's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fried. A less common occupation for the Fried family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Fried Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Fried. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fried 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 33,000 immigration records available for the last name Fried. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Fried. For the veterans among your Fried ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fried Life Expectancy

What is the average Fried lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Fried life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Fried in 1949 was 37, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fried 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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