Fry Name Meaning

English (chiefly south and southwestern England): variant of Free, from the Old English byform frig. English: nickname for a small person, from Middle English fry ‘small person’, ‘child’, ‘offspring’ (Old Norse frjó ‘seed’). Americanized spelling of German Frei, Frey.

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

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Fry Family Origin

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Fry Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Fry occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Fry's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fry family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fry.

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Fry Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Fry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Fry in 1941 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fry

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