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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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Where is the Fried family from?

You can see how Fried families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fried family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fried families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 32 Fried families living in London. This was about 36% of all the recorded Fried's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Fried families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fried surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fried ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Alien Seeking Occupat and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Fried. 34% of Fried men worked as an Alien Seeking Occupat and 35% of Fried women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fried were Artist Music Hall Acrobat and Private Means. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Alien Seeking Occupat
    34%
  • Domestic Servant
    34%
  • Artist Music Hall Acrobat
    34%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    35%
  • Domestic Servant
    26%
  • Domestic Help
    9%
  • Private Means
    9%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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