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Franey Family History

Franey Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by an ash grove, from a collective form of Frain. Possibly an Americanized spelling of French Frênay, Fresnay, cognate with 1.

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


Similar surnames: Graney, Frane, Rasey, Rabey, Fraley, Frazee, Franek, Brandy, Draney

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Where is the Franey family from?

You can see how Franey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Franey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Franey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 29 Franey families living in London. This was about 20% of all the recorded Franey's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Franey families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Franey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Franey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Franey. 43% of Franey men worked as a General Labourer and 89% of Franey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Franey were Pharmacist and Housekeeper. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    43%
  • Incapacitated
    29%
  • Pharmacist
    29%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    89%
  • Private Means
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    4%
  • Housekeeper
    4%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Franey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Franey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Franey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Franey. For the veterans among your Franey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Franey lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Franey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Franey in 1945 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

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