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Frazier Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Frazier Frazer Fraser
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Clan Fraser Page Scottish Clans Project

This profile is part of the Frazier Name Study.

Category Page and Index of Profiles - Click here.


How to Join

Please post a comment to the right and your Wiki Id at List of Project Members below. When you join as a project member, feel free to add the project member sticker to your profile as follows: {{Member|ONS|name=Frazier}} which will display as
... ... ... is a member of the Frazier Name Study.

If you have any questions, contact the project leader Edie Kohutek. Thanks!


This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about the surname Frazier and its variants. There is a list of variants below, including Frasher, Frazer, and Fraser. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect and to break down brick walls.

Origin of Name

Frazier (and its variants) is a common surname because it is a Scottish Clan name, with Fraser being the more common Scottish spelling. Clan members took on Fraser as a surname even if they were not descended from the head of the clan, but were simply in liege with him. By working together, perhaps we can create a clearer picture of the different groups of people from the Clan Frasers that originated in Scotland and determine their migration to the New World. We would like to develop a master list of Fraser/Frazier immigrants, where they came from and when they arrived. Then the goal is to track those emigrant ancestors as they migrate east or south (or otherwise). Hopefully, we will find new cousins and break through those brick walls!

History of Fraser Clan

Clan Fraser Page from Scottish Clans Project

Variants of Frazier

  • Fraser
  • Frasier
  • Frasher
  • Frashure
  • Frayser
  • Frazer
  • Frazier
  • Freshour
  • Frazar
Other names with same origin as Frazier:
  • Frazee
  • Fraze
  • Freier
  • Freyer
  • Frizzell
  • Frissell
  • Brazier

List of Project Members

If you want to become a project member, please click on edit above and post your name here with the pound sign in front of it and add the tag frazier_name_study to your tags in order to follow discussion in G2G regarding this study. You may add the following sticker to your profile page below the biography heading: {{Member|ONS|name=Frazier}}

As a project member, list the tasks you will be working on after your name. You may also edit and add information to this free space page.

  1. Edie Kohutek - I am working on creating state subcategories for the index of profiles; my present project is to create pages for Family Groups headed up by an Emigrant/Settler.
  2. Kathy Frazier Mrs
  3. Amy (F) W
  4. Carol Fuchs
  5. Scott Fraser
  6. Janice Anderson
  7. Joe Frazer II
  8. Lynn Shahnazi
  9. Thressa Paplanus
  10. Greg Lavoie Helping with Frasers found in Qu├ębec
  11. Gwen (Bell) Darby
  12. Janine Guimont
  13. Skip Magyar
  14. K Frazier
  15. Alexis Hall

Task List

1. Add the Category to Profiles

If you are a Frazier/Frazer/Fraser or any of its variants, or if you are the profile manager of any of those profiles, please add [[Category:Frazier Name Study]] to those profiles. Do not place the category on the spouse of a Frazier, but do place it on the children of Fraziers. The One Name Study template with the sticker is reserved for the Emigrant Settlers who came from Europe to the New World.

2. Emigrant/Settler Ancestors

If you find a Frazier profile which is of a male emigrant/settler arriving in the New World from Europe, please add the template for the Frazier One Name Study above the Biography heading as follows: {{One Name Study|name=Frazier}}. Their name can be added to the Subsection "Immigrant/Settler Ancestors" with their dates and places of birth and death. We are using males only in order to track the name Fraser and its variants in their migration to the present day. No offense to all of those wonderful Frazier women ancestors!

3. Improve Profiles

Work on improving Frazier/Fraser profiles with research in good original or secondary sources, and add online links to that information when possible.

4. Create Subcategories

Create subcategories based on where a person is born. Feel free to add the state category in addition to the Frazier Name Study to those profiles. It will be in the format of [[Category:State, Frazier Name Study]]. If you need help adding state subcategories, contact the profile manager.
NEW PROJECT - 2.a. Add categories for the major county for each profile by adding the following category: [[Category:County, State, Frazier Name Study]]. Please message the profile manager for help in creating the correct category page.

5. Frazier Cemeteries

Add Frazier cemeteries to the sub-category on the Category:Frazier page.

6. Cemeteries on Frazier Profiles

Add a category to all Frazier profiles for the cemeteries that they are buried in. These will then be listed in the Cemetery Project for further linking.

7. Online Frazier History

Create a list of links to online research articles regarding Frazier history and genealogy to enhance our knowledge and ability to make connections.

8. Scottish Clans Research

Add links to Scottish clan projects or groups.

Links to Emigrant Settler Ancestors: Frazier Family Groups

FG1 [1]: Colin Frazer - Born about 1662 in Scotland; died 26 Mar 1715 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay
FG2 [2]: Alexander Frazier - Born about 1687 in Scotland; died about 1750 in Chester, Pennsylvania
FG3 [3]: John Fraser - Born about 1721 in Scotland; Died about 1773 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania
FG4 [4]: George Thomas Frazier - Born about 1725 in Invernessshire, Scotland; died about 1790 in Randolph County, North Carolina
FG5 [5]: John Cuffy Fraser - Born about 1737 in Scotland; Died 1816 in Montgomery County, North Carolina
FG6 [6]: James Frazier - Born about 1798 in County Armagh, Ireland; Died unknown date in Butler County, Pennsylvania
FG7 [7]: William Frazer - Born about 1833 in Ireland; Died about 1897 in Ontario, Canada.
FG8 [8]: Joseph Frazier - Born about 1661 in Ireland; Died about 1741 in Pennsylvania Colony.
FG9 [9]: Malcolm Fraser - Born 26 May 1733 in Abernathy, Scotland; died 14 Jun 1815.
FG10 [10]: John Fraser - Born about 1809 in Scotland; Died unknown date.
FG11 [11]: John Frazier - Born about 1727 in Inverness-store, Scotland; Died about 1775 at sea while a resident of Boston, Massachusetts
FG12 [12] : William Cowie Fraser - Born in Peterhead, Scotland in 1908; Died 29 Jul 1966 in Ontario, Canada.
FG13 [13]: John Fraser - Born in Scotland about 1816; Died 4 Nov 1888 in Cherokee County, Iowa.
FG14 [14]: Alexander Fraser - Born in Inverness-shire, Scotland about 1831; Died about 1921 in New South Wales, Australia.
FG15 [15]: Peter Fraser - Born in Inverness-shire, Scotland about 1844; Died about 1916 in Victoria, Australia.
FG16 [16]: Alexander Fraser - Born about 1791 in Scotland; Died 21 Jun 1862 in Ontario, Canada West.

Links to Famous Frasers and Clan Research

  • Clan Fraser of Lovat Gives a general history of the name and association with William the Conqueror


Sub-Projects of "Frazier"

Frazier DNA

  • A sub-project of the Frazier Name Study is to try to facilitate easier DNA comparison of Frazier descendants. This is in a formative stage. For the page, go HERE

United States Name Studies


  • Kentucky, Fletcher County, Frazier Cemetery [17]
  • Missouri, Daviess County, Frazier Cemetry [18]
  • Tennessee, White County, Fraiser's Chapel Cemetery [19]
  • Tennessee, Dickson County, Frazier Cemetery [20]

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  • Private Messages: Contact the Profile Managers privately: Edie Kohutek and One Name Studies WikiTree. (Best when privacy is an issue.)
  • Public Comments: Login to post. (Best for messages specifically directed to those editing this profile. Limit 20 per day.)
  • Public Q&A: These will appear above and in the Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum. (Best for anything directed to the wider genealogy community.)

On 3 Jun 2019 at 22:50 GMT Edie (Nibling) Kohutek wrote:

Alexis, Welcome to the Frazier Name Study! There is a lot on this page, but a good place to start is to simply add the category to each profile which has the Frazier surname. I added the Virginia category to his profile as well. If you have any questions, ask here, on G2G or private message me.

On 3 Jun 2019 at 20:51 GMT Alexis Hall wrote:

Hi! I would like to join this study. I have a brick wall ancestor James E. Frazier (Frazier-3117) and am interested in trying to establish who his parents were, and where they came from. Family tradition holds that James' father emigrated from Scotland, but various family members in years past have been unable to confirm that, or to identify him at all.

On 7 Mar 2019 at 00:47 GMT Edie (Nibling) Kohutek wrote:

Bob, yes, feel free to add Fraziers to the place name studies. If you get stuck, I'll try to walk you through it.

On 6 Mar 2019 at 19:37 GMT Bob Frazier wrote:

I've got a set of Fraziers for the New York Name Study, another for Michigan. Can I enter these somehow? Otherwise I can send a list. Thanks, Bob Frazier

On 3 Mar 2019 at 12:23 GMT Edie (Nibling) Kohutek wrote:

Cynthia, I am trying to get all the Frazier lines back to the ancestors in the U.S. (or Canada and Australia) to the original immigrants and then track the lines back to the British Isles. We will probably need help from Scottish, British and Irish researchers to see where our lines go. Then yDNA may help us further refine the paternal lines.

Join the project and put the category on your profiles which have Frazier as the LNAB. Eventually we will be able to track each line back and figure out if it is the Highland or Lowland Frasers.

On 2 Mar 2019 at 23:37 GMT Cynthia Clarke wrote:

Trying to determine the David Frazier ancestor link. I did have Lovat's Lament played on bagpipes at my wedding but now... Not sure. HELP :-)

On 24 Jan 2019 at 13:24 GMT Edie (Nibling) Kohutek wrote:

Just to let everyone know, I am on a bit of a hiatus trying to break down my Frazier brick wall through DNA. Please feel free to add the Frazier Name Study category to your Frazier ancestors and add to any of the other projects here. I will be available to answer any questions.

On 24 Jan 2019 at 13:21 GMT Edie (Nibling) Kohutek wrote:

K Frazier,

Welcome to the Frazier One Name Study! I have added your name to the list of Project Members.

Edie K

On 23 Jan 2019 at 23:02 GMT K Frazier wrote:

Hello! I'm interested in joining this One-Name Study. I've been trying to disentangle the many Fraziers of Butler, Pennsylvania, and I would love to find other people to join me!

K Frazier

On 12 Nov 2018 at 12:41 GMT Edie (Nibling) Kohutek wrote:

Welcome to the Frazier Name Study, Skip! We appreciate your joining us in tracking Fraziers.

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