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Fry Family History

Fry Name Meaning
English (chiefly south and southwestern England): variant of Free, from the Old English byform frig.English: nickname for a small person, from Middle English fry ‘small person’, ‘child’, ‘offspring’ (Old Norse frjó ‘seed’).Americanized spelling of German Frei, Frey.

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

2,347,518 Historical Documents with Fry on Ancestry.com
499,969 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
54,766 Military Records
27,551 Immigration Records
438,479 Census and Voter Lists
1,326,753 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Fry Families

  • Number of Fry families
     707 - 1,411
     236 - 706
     1 - 235
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Fry families
     813 - 1,623
     272 - 812
     1 - 271
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Fry families
     17 - 32
     6 - 16
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Fry census records

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Fry Family Origin

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Fry Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Fry

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Fry Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Fry census records

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Fry Civil War Service Records

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