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Fraser Name Meaning

Scottish: of uncertain origin. The earliest recorded forms of this family name, dating from the mid-12th century, are de Fresel, de Friselle, and de Freseliere. These appear to be Norman, but there is no place in France with a name answering to them. It is possible, therefore, that they represent a Gaelic name corrupted beyond recognition by an Anglo-Norman scribe. The modern Gaelic form is Friseal, sometimes Anglicized as Frizzell. The surname Fraser is also borne by Jews, in which case it represents an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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


Similar surnames: Frager, Frasher, Graber, Kraner, Frater, Frasier, Graser, Fraker

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Fraser Family Origin

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Fraser Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Fraser family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fraser. The most common Fraser occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Fraser's were Farmers.

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Famous Fraser Family

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