Fretwell Family History

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Fretwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a minor place in West Yorkshire, where the surname is commonest, probably so called from Old English freht ‘augury’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’. Fritwell in Oxfordshire is of the same derivation, but appears not to have contributed to the surname.

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

Similar surnames: Creswell, Foxwell, Crowell, Ledwell, Greenwell, Bramwell, Cranwell

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Fretwell Family Origin

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Fretwell Family Occupations

What did your Fretwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Fretwell. The most common Fretwell occupation in Canada was Farmer. 75% of Fretwell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer


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

Fretwell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Fretwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fretwell 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Fretwell. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Fretwell. For the veterans among your Fretwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fretwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Fretwell lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Fretwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Fretwell in 1946 was 28, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fretwell 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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