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Frain Family History

Frain Name Meaning
English (of Norman origin): topographic name for someone who lived near an ash tree or ash wood, from Old French fraisne, fresne ‘ash’ (Latin fraxinus).French: habitational name from a place in Vosges named Frain.

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

66,058 Historical Documents with Frain on Ancestry.com
23,232 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,712 Military Records
2,483 Immigration Records
15,134 Census and Voter Lists
22,497 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Frain Families

  • Number of Frain families
     33 - 64
     12 - 32
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Frain families
     78 - 153
     27 - 77
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Frain families
     21 - 40
     8 - 20
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Frain census records

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Frain Family Origin

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Frain Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Frain

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Frain Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Frain census records

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Frain Civil War Service Records

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