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Fryman Name Meaning

Americanized form of Swiss German Frymann or German Freimann (see Freiman ) and possibly also of the Dutch cognate Vrijman. English: from Middle English friman ‘free-born man’ (Old English frīomann frīgmann) symonymous with Freeman

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


Similar surnames: Freyman, Frydman, Ryman, Froman, Freeman, Gayman, Frieman, Layman

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Where is the Fryman family from?

You can see how Fryman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fryman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fryman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Fryman families living in Alberta. This was about 86% of all the recorded Fryman's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Fryman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fryman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fryman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fryman. 36% of Fryman men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Fryman women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fryman were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    36%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    23%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Housework
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Fryman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fryman 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 371 immigration records available for the last name Fryman. 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 Fryman. For the veterans among your Fryman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fryman lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Fryman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Fryman in 1959 was 57, and 81 in 2004.

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