Fry/Frye
What is the meaning and origin? I realize it'sof english origin, but who were these surnames given to?
Tags:  Fry, Frye
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It's a very old surname from the German frei which means free. That could refer to a personality trait (if that's what you're asking).______________________________"....A simple I love you means more than money...."- Frank Sinatra
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Also means 'joy'.The old Norse Freya (colloquially,Fro)and her brother's name Freyr come from the same root.It entered English and became Fry/Frye.The German 'Freude'(joy) shares the same root.Other words with related meanings are Friar and Frater(nal)(Latin) meaning 'brother' or 'brotherly'and 'phral'(Romany)meaning a friend or brother,giving us the word 'pal' in English.
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