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Fretwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a minor place in West Yorkshire, where the surname is commonest, probably so called from Old English freht ‘augury’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’. Fritwell in Oxfordshire is of the same derivation, but appears not to have contributed to the surname.

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


Similar surnames: Creswell, Foxwell, Crowell, Ledwell, Greenwell, Bramwell, Cranwell

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Fretwell Family Origin

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Fretwell Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    24%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Farmer

    5%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Fretwell family was Blacksmith. The most common Fretwell occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 24% of Fretwell's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fretwell.

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