Frye Family History

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Frye Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Fry. North German: variant of Frey.

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

Similar surnames: Fry, Fryer, Faye, Free, Flye, Frie, Freye, Crye, Fye, Foye

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Frye Family Origin

Where is the Frye family from?

Frye Family Occupations

What did your Frye ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Frye family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Frye. The most common Frye occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Frye's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Frye ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Frye Historical Records

What Frye family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 86,000 census records available for the last name Frye. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Frye census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Frye. 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 Card

There are 27,000 military records available for the last name Frye. For the veterans among your Frye ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Frye Life Expectancy

What is the average Frye lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Frye life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Frye in 1940 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Frye

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Frye ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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