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Frey Name Meaning

Swiss German and German: status name for a free man as opposed to a bondsman or serf in the feudal system from Middle High German vrī ‘free independent’. This surname is also found in Hungary Poland and especially in France (Alsace and Lorraine). Compare Free and Frei . English: variant of Fray .

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


Similar surnames: Frei, Free, Fey, Krey, Rey, Fry, Prey, Brey, Treu, Urey

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Where is the Frey family from?

You can see how Frey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Frey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Frey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 142 Frey families living in Ontario. This was about 55% of all the recorded Frey's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Frey families in 1911.
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What did your Frey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Frey. 68% of Frey men worked as a Farmer and 38% of Frey women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Frey were Machinist and Stenographer. .

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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
    68%
  • Labourer
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Machinist
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
    38%
  • Teacher
    38%
  • Stenographer
    25%
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Census Records

There are 148,000 census records available for the last name Frey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Frey 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 27,000 immigration records available for the last name Frey. 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 44,000 military records available for the last name Frey. For the veterans among your Frey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Frey lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Frey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Frey in 1944 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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