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Fruge Name Meaning

French (Frugé): variant of Fruger from the ancient Germanic personal name Frodgari composed of the elements frod ‘wise sensible’ + gari (from garwa) ‘ready eager’ or gari ‘spear’ or a habitational name from a place called Fruger in Charente-Maritime which is of the same origin. Both surnames Frugé and Fruger are very rare in France. Compare Fregia .

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

Similar surnames: Rule, Ruge, Brue, Rue, Frigo, Frodge, Frome, Fouke, Ruse, Rugg

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Where is the Fruge family from?

You can see how Fruge families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fruge family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Fruge families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Fruge families living in Louisiana. This was about 71% of all the recorded Fruge's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Fruge families in 1840.
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What did your Fruge ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fruge. 41% of Fruge men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Fruge women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fruge were Farm Laborer and Maid. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housework
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
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Passenger Lists

There are 580 immigration records available for the last name Fruge. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Fruge. For the veterans among your Fruge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fruge lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Fruge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Fruge in 1949 was 23, and 74 in 2004.

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