Friel Name Meaning

Irish (common in Donegal, and now also in Glasgow): from Gaelic Ó Frighil, which is probably a metathesized variant of Ó Fearghail (see Farrell). German: from a pet form of Friedrich.

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


Similar surnames: Friedl, Frier, Fried, Viel, Frie, Fries, Briel, Friedli, Ferrel, Ridl

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Friel Family Origin

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Friel Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    7%
  • Farm Servant

    5%
  • Housekeeper

    5%
  • Ironstone Miner

    5%

In 1881, Labourer, Farm Servant and Housekeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Friel. A less common occupation for the Friel family was Ironstone Miner. The most common Friel occupation in the UK was Labourer. 7% of Friel's were Labourers.

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Friel Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, Friel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Friel in 1943 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Friel

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