History of your Surname
Get access to Frett family records.Start a free trial

Frett Family History

Frett Name Meaning

English: from Middle English frette, Old French frete ‘interlaced work (in metal and precious stones)’ such as was used for hair ornaments and the like, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such pieces.

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


Similar surnames: Fett, Brett, Felt, Fleet, Syrett, Kreft, Great, Flett, Flott, Pratt

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Frett family from?

You can see how Frett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Frett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Frett families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 35 Frett families living in London. This was about 35% of all the recorded Frett's in the UK. London had the highest population of Frett families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Frett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Frett ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Frett. 90% of Frett women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties.

View Census data for Frett | Data not to scale

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

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    90%
  • Housewife
    11%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Frett family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Frett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Frett census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search UK census records for Frett

Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Frett. 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.

View all Frett immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 264 military records available for the last name Frett. For the veterans among your Frett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Frett military records

You've only scratched the surface of Frett family history.

Discover More

What is the average Frett lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Frett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Frett in 1963 was 72, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Frett

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Frett family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial