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Alfrey Name Meaning

English: from any of the Middle English personal names Alfrith Alfrey Alfray and Aufrey derived from either the Old English male name Æthelfrith the Old English female name Æthelfrīth (‘noble peace’) or the ancient Germanic male name Adalfrith. They almost certainly include some cases of Alfred which may also have developed to Alfrey on the analogy of names in -frith.

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


Similar surnames: Alfred, Palfrey, Aldred, Audrey, Allred, Alvey, Alley, Wolfrey, Clare

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Where is the Alfrey family from?

You can see how Alfrey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Alfrey family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Alfrey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Alfrey families living in Indiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Alfrey's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Alfrey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Alfrey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Alfrey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Alfrey. 29% of Alfrey men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Alfrey women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Alfrey were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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
    29%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Maid
    14%
  • Clerk
    9%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Alfrey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alfrey 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 396 immigration records available for the last name Alfrey. 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 851 military records available for the last name Alfrey. For the veterans among your Alfrey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Alfrey lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Alfrey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Alfrey in 1955 was 41, and 61 in 2004.

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