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FRYE Family HistoryRecorded in several spelling forms including: Fry, Frye, Fray and Free, this interesting English surname has two possible sources. The first is as a nickname or status name from the Old English pre 7th Century word 'freo' or 'frig' meaning 'free (born)' i.e., not a serf, and not belonging to a lord. The source for this version of the surname was originally confined mainly to the south and southwest of England. The second origin is from another nickname, this time for a small person from the Middle English word 'fry' meaning offspring, or small person.
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