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Fries Name Meaning

ethnic name for someone from Friesland. The name of this region is ancient and of uncertain origin; the most plausible speculation derives it from an Indo-European root prei- ‘to cut’, with reference to the dikes necessary for the cultivation of low-lying land. There is archaeological evidence of the construction of ditches and dams along the southern shores of the North Sea from at least the time of Christ. occupational name for a builder of dams and dikes. The word was used in this sense in various parts of Germany during the Middle Ages, and is probably a transferred use of the ethnic term, dike building being a characteristic occupation of Frieslanders. diminutive of Friedrich.

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

Similar surnames: Fried, Ries, Kries, Friis, Pries, Frees, Frier, Gries, Friez, Friesz

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Fries Family Origin

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Fries Family Occupations

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In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Fries. 5% of Fries men worked as a Builders Labourer and 38% of Fries women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fries were Co Director Lubrican and Cook P H

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Builders Labourer
  • Caterer
  • Clerk Ministry Of Labour
  • Co Director Lubrican

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Coak Private House
  • Cook
  • Cook P H

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Fries Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Fries Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Fries life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Fries in 1944 was 23, and 80 in 2004.

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