Fray Family History

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Fray Name Meaning

French (Alsace): Frenchified form of German Frey. French and English: from an Old French personal name Fray, of unknown origin.

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

Similar surnames: Ray, Gray, Fay, Rey, Bray, Pray, Fry, Dray, Wray, Frary

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Fray Family Origin

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Fray Family Occupations

What did your Fray ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Fray. 2% of Fray men worked as a Builders Labourer and 48% of Fray women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fray were Electricians Mate and Household Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Builders Labourer
  • Consol Operator Shoe Tra
  • Dairy Farmer
  • Electricians Mate

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Servant
  • Household Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Fray Historical Records

What Fray family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Fray. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fray 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Fray. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Fray. For the veterans among your Fray ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fray Life Expectancy

What is the average Fray lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Fray life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Fray in 1955 was 74, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fray

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fray 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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