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Franey Surname Meaning

English and Irish (of Norman origin): either a topographic name from Old French fraisnaie fresnay ‘ash wood’ or a habitational name from any of several villages in France so called. Compare with Frain . The name is frequent in Ireland where it was established from an early date. It is Gaelicized as de Fréine. French: habitational name from Franey a place in Doubs. This surname is very rare in France.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Graney, Frane, Rasey, Rabey, Fraley, Frazee, Franek, Brandy, Draney

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Where is the Franey family from?

You can see how Franey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Franey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Franey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 20 Franey families living in Ontario. This was about 56% of all the recorded Franey's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Franey families in 1911.
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What did your Franey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Franey. 62% of Franey men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    62%
  • Labourer
    24%
  • Farmers Son
    16%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Franey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Franey 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Franey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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

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What is the average Franey lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Franey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Franey in 1945 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

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