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Origins of the Fry surname

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About the Frys

We have a total number of 112360 records for people with the last name Fry.

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Alternative variations of the name Fry

Fry, Free, Frye, Frie, Fray, Frey

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Where do most Frys live?

In 1921, most Frys lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Frys

How common is your surname?

428th most common surname in the UK

We have 97,900 records for the Fry surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Frys most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

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What are the most common Fry first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Fry family members

Common jobs for Frys

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Frys in 1921
Dressmaker

478

Laundress

339

Domestic Servant

242

Living On Own Means

236

General Servant Domestic

233

Common Male occupations for Frys in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

486

General Labourer

452

Carpenter

396

Farmer

335

Farm Labourer

296

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