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Frenette Name Meaning

Altered form of French Fernet (via the intermediate form Frenet; compare 2 below) reflecting the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t. Compare Fernette . Alternatively perhaps an altered form of French Frenet: topographic name for someone who lived on a property of which ash trees were a characteristic feature from a derivative of frêne (Old French fresne) ‘ash tree’. In some cases possibly also French: from the feminine form of Frenet (see 2 above).

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


Similar surnames: Fredette, Frechette, Chelette, Monette, Chenette, Burnette, Arquette

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Where is the Frenette family from?

You can see how Frenette families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Frenette family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Frenette families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 9 Frenette families living in New York. This was about 32% of all the recorded Frenette's in USA. New York had the highest population of Frenette families in 1880.
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What did your Frenette ancestors do for a living?

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

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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%
  • Carpenter
    8%
  • Weaver
    7%
  • Spinner
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    14%
  • Seamstress
    14%
  • Housework
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Frenette. For the veterans among your Frenette ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Frenette lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Frenette life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Frenette in 1947 was 45, and 69 in 2004.

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