Origin of name
This name is either a variant of the nickname or status name 'Free', from the Old English word freo or frig meaning 'free (born)' - not a serf, not belonging to a lord. This source for the surname, also found as Frye, is chiefly confined to the south and southwest of England. The second origin is from another nickname, for a small person, from the Middle English fry meaning offspring, a child or small person.
The first Fry to appear in Jersey church records was William, son of WIlliam and Magdeleine Rabet. He was baptised in St Helier in 1748. There was then a gap until the 1830s, when the first family became established in St Mary.
- Fry baptisms in Jersey
- Fry marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Fry marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Fry burials in Jersey
Great War service
- Arthur Frederick Fry (1883- ) (St H) son of Arthur Frederick and Elizabeth, Petty Officer, RN, HMS St Vincent
- Herbert Charles Fry (1899- ) (St H), Private, RAF
- John George Fry (1886- ) (St H) son of George Allwright Fry and Adeline Gallichan, husband of Bessie Gertrude, OV, 2nd Lieutenant RGA
These wills created by members of the Fry family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page Fry
- Fry : Agnes Emily , ... - 09/Aug/1945 , 30/Apr/1947 , D/Y/A/117/113
- Fry : Eliza , Five Oaks, St Saviour - 02/Dec/1919 , 07/Dec/1921 , D/Y/A/81/139
- Fry : Elizabeth , 16 Hue Street, St Helier - 23/Jul/1920 , 14/Aug/1920 , D/Y/A/80/100
- Fry : Emma , St Helier - 09/Mar/1865 , 07/Mar/1911 , D/Y/A/70/26
- Fry : George Albright , of St Helier - 08/Jul/1886 , 20/Aug/1886 , D/Y/A/46/17
- Fry : John , of No 32, West Drive, Ferring-on-Sea, Sussex - 04/Aug/1976 , 16/May/1978 , D/Y/B1/279/19
- Fry : John , of Uffculm [Uffculme] co Devon, now of the Southampton Hotel, Bath Street, St Helier - 08/Jun/1837 , 18/Jul/1837 , D/Y/A/24/28
- Fry : John Leon , of 28, The Grove, Coulsdon, Surrey and formerly of 1, Rudry Street, Penarth, Glamorgan - 27/Jan/1956 , 13/Jan/1975 , D/Y/B1/216/26
- Fry : Mary Simoneaux , of St Helier - 18/Sep/1880 , 05/Jan/1881 , D/Y/A/41/76
- Fry : William Herbert , of Peterborough House, St Aubin Bequeaths all clothing to the Salvation Army - 02/Nov/1949 , 04/May/1951 , D/Y/B1/9/49
- Frye : Maurice Charles , of Ballybeg, Rue du Trot, Maufant, St Saviour - 26/Jun/1975 , 28/Jun/1977 , D/Y/B1/260/36
- Fryer : Henry Clark , of 118, Glasgow Road, Carrowhill, Baillieston, near Glasgow - 28/Jan/1958 , 24/Jun/1966 , D/Y/B1/98/39
- Fryer : Rachel , 2 Clifford Place, St Saviour - 16/Apr/1889 , 04/Mar/1907 , D/Y/A/66/27
- Fryer : Richard Charles , of the City of Toronto - 19/Apr/1955 , 18/Jan/1962 , D/Y/B1/67/41
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