Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: variant spelling of Fry.
  2. North German: variant of Frey.
  3. Joseph Frye (1711/12–94) was a military officer from Andover, MA, where the family had long been of local prominence. In 1762, he was granted a township in ME, later named Fryeburg after him, and moved his family there. His great-great-grandson William Pierce Frye was born in Lewiston, ME, and served in Congress, first as a member of the House of Representatives and then the Senate from 1871 until his death in 1911.

Famous people with this last name: Soleil Moon Frye

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