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Freye Name Meaning

German: variant of Frey.

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


Similar surnames: Frye, Free, Freyer, Frese, Frei, Wrege, Frey, Wrede, Arey, Heye

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Where is the Freye family from?

You can see how Freye families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Freye family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Freye families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 34 Freye families living in Illinois. This was about 42% of all the recorded Freye's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Freye families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Freye surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Freye ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Freye. 29% of Freye men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Freye women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Freye were Mechanic and Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Proprietor
    9%
  • Mechanic
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    18%
  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Bookkeeper
    18%
  • Teacher
    12%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Freye. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Freye 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 556 immigration records available for the last name Freye. 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 571 military records available for the last name Freye. For the veterans among your Freye ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Freye lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Freye life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Freye in 1962 was 74, and 82 in 2004.

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