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There are approximately 933 people named Friar in the UK. That makes it the 7,520th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 15 are named Friar.

Region of origin

British Isles

Country of origin

England

Language of origin

English

Religion of origin

Christian

Classification

English
Status Name

Related and similar surnames

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Fraire
Frahr
Ffrire
Ffrior
Ffrier
Ffrare
Fraira
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Fraere
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Ffreare
Frairie
Frairy
Ffrer
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Fraar
Firar
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Ffreer
Frairra
Ffrere

The Friar surname in historical dictionaries

An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names (1857)

(origin: French.) From Frère, a brother, a member of a religious order; a monk who is not a priest, those friars who are in orders being called fathers.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

Patronymica Britannica (1860)

FRIAR. See Ecclesiastical Surnames.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

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