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  1. Frye, Northrop Frye, Herman Northrop Fryenoun

    Canadian literary critic interested in the use of myth and symbolism (1912-1991)


  1. Frye

    Frye is a surname.


  1. frye

    Frye generally refers to John B. Frye, an American company founded by John A. Frye in 1863 that is one of the oldest continuously operated shoe companies in the United States. It became renowned for its high-quality boots, worn by soldiers on both sides of America's Civil War, continuing into the Spanish-American War and World War II. They especially gained popularity in recent years as a fashion brand known for their durable and stylish footwear. It can also refer to "Frye Standard," a legal precedent set by the 1923 D.C. Circuit Court case, Frye v. United States, which stipulates that expert testimony should only be accepted in court if the scientific theory it is built upon is generally accepted by the scientific community. The term "Frye" could also be a surname of English origin.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. FRYE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Frye is ranked #937 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Frye surname appeared 36,973 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 13 would have the surname Frye.

    83% or 30,702 total occurrences were White.
    11.8% or 4,374 total occurrences were Black.
    1.8% or 691 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.7% or 651 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.9% or 362 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 196 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of frye in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of frye in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of frye in a Sentence

  1. Soleil Moon Frye:

    For me, I just want to feel great. But carrying the extra pounds started to weigh me down – literally, i want to encourage moms to feel good about themselves. I think it's important to empower ourselves. We have kids and we love our kids. But we still have ourselves. And I want to feel like the best version of Soleil Moon Frye. That's why I turned to Nutrisystem.

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