Last name origins & meanings:
- English: variant spelling of Fry.
- North German: variant of Frey.
- 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
Famous people with this last name:
Soleil Moon Frye
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