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Fruin Family History

Fruin Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Frewine. This probably derives both from Old English Frēowine (formed from frēo ‘free noble’ + wine ‘friend’) and from Old English Frēawine (formed from frēa ‘ruler lord’ + wine ‘friend’).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Bruin, Frain, Train, Fruit, Frein, Fralin, Rubin, Fain, Rain, Brun

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Where is the Fruin family from?

You can see how Fruin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fruin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fruin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 116 Fruin families living in London. This was about 40% of all the recorded Fruin's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Fruin families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fruin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fruin 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 Fruin. 70% of Fruin men worked as a General Labourer and 83% of Fruin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fruin were Carpenter joiner and Factory Hard Lather. .

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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
    70%
  • Carpenter joiner
    30%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    83%
  • Domestic Servant
    5%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
  • Factory Hard Lather
    4%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Fruin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fruin 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 712 immigration records available for the last name Fruin. 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 904 military records available for the last name Fruin. For the veterans among your Fruin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fruin lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Fruin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Fruin in 1962 was 69, and 84 in 2004.

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