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Frye Family History

Frye Name Meaning

English: variant of Fry . North German: variant of Frey .

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


Similar surnames: Fry, Fryer, Faye, Free, Flye, Frie, Freye, Crye, Fye, Foye

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Where is the Frye family from?

You can see how Frye families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Frye family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Frye families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 50 Frye families living in Massachusetts. This was about 25% of all the recorded Frye's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Frye families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Frye surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Frye ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Frye. 19% of Frye men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Frye women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Frye were Carpenter and Stenographer. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 86,000 census records available for the last name Frye. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Frye 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Frye. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 27,000 military records available for the last name Frye. For the veterans among your Frye ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Frye lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Frye life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Frye in 1940 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

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