Frett Family History

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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

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Frett Family Origin

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Frett Family Occupations

What did your Frett ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Boot Maker, Farmer and French Polisher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Frett. A less common occupation for the Frett family was Laborer. The most common Frett occupation in the UK was Boot Maker. 17% of Frett's were Boot Makers.

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  • Boot Maker

  • Farmer

  • French Polisher

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Frett ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Frett Historical Records

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Census Record

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.

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Passenger List

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.

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Draft Card

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.

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Frett Life Expectancy

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

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Frett 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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