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Frazier Name Study

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Clan Fraser Page Scottish Clans Project

This profile is part of the Frazier Name Study.

Click here to go to category page and index of profiles for Frazier Name Study.


How to Join

Please post a comment to the right and your Wiki Id at the bottom of the page. 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.

Frazier (and its variants) is a common surname because it is a Scottish Clan name. People in the clan took on the name as a surname even if they did not have the same genetic ancestry. This causes research to be even more difficult in trying to track our ancestors' lineage. By working together, perhaps we can create a clearer picture of the different groups of people from the Clan Fraser that originated in Scotland and determine their migration. We would like to develop a master list of Frazier immigrants, where they came from, when they arrived, and by what means. And then the goal is to track those immigrant ancestors into marriage and 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

Task List

1. Add the Category to Profiles

If you are a Frazier/Frazer/Frasher (or Fraser) or 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 Studies Project has requested that the Name Study template be replaced with the Category on all profiles in a name study, except for profiles that are essential to the project. Given that, if you have a Frazier Name Study nameplate on a profile, please replace it with Category:Frazier Name Study, unless the profile is of an immigrant to the New World.

2. Create Subcategories

Create subcategories based on where a person is born and where they lived and add profiles to those subcategories. When you are working on your profiles, 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 know how to create categories, you may add additional state subcategories. If you have input, please leave a comment on this page or send the project manager a private message.
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 me and I will help create the correct category page.

3. Immigrant/Settler Ancestors

If you find a Frazier profile which is of a male immigrant/settler arriving in the New World from Europe, please add the template for the Frazier One Name Study above === Biography == as follows: {{One Name Study|name=Frazier}}. Also, add their name below under 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!

4. Improve Profiles

Work on de-tangling Frazier roots of people located in the same states by improving their profiles with good research in original sources, or as close to it as we can get

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.

List of Project Members/Tasks

If you are interested in working on any of these tasks, please edit and post your name here with the task you will be working on, prefacing it with #. In order to coordinate and collaborate on these tasks, post comments on this page or post a question to the G2G forum, using the tag frazier.

  1. Edie Kohutek - I am working on creating state subcategories for the index of profiles.

Variants of Frazier

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

Sub-Projects of "Frazier"


  • 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 [1]
  • Tennessee, White County, Fraiser's Chapel Cemetery [2]

Links to Immigrant/Settler Ancestors

  • Alexander Frazier - Born about 1687 in Scotland; died about 1750 in Chexter, Pennsylvania
  • George Thomas Frazier - Born about 1725 in Invernessshire, Scotland; died about 1790 in Randolph County, North Carolina
  • John Cuffy Fraser - Born about 1737 in Scotland; Died 1816 in Montgomery County, North Carolina
  • John Fraser - Born about 1721 in Scotland; Died about 1773 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania
  • William Frazer - Born about 1833 in Ireland; Died about 1897 in Ontario, Canada.
  • James Frazier - Born about 1798 in County Armagh, Ireland; Died unknown date in Butler County, Pennsylvania

Links to Famous Frasers and Clan Research

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

Project Members

  1. Edie Kohutek - My mother is a Frazier.
  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


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.

On 10 Nov 2018 at 18:24 GMT Skip Magyar wrote:

I would like to join your Frazier Name Study. I have connections through marriages to multiple Frazier lines in Ohio and West Virginia. Thanks,


On 14 Sep 2018 at 08:39 GMT Janice Anderson wrote:

For the life of me I can't find a post I saw earlier today about someone asking for help on possible info for African American Fraziers researching in South Carolina during slave times. I found this page which has some good info and placing the link here. https://www.ancestry.ca/boards/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=41&p=localities.northam.usa.states.southcarolina.counties.hampton

On 9 Sep 2018 at 00:18 GMT Kristina Scruggs wrote:

My mother's maiden name is Frazier-3437. She grew up in the north west part of Mississippi. Some of her lineage, I am sure of. I would like to connect with other family members.

On 27 Jun 2018 at 19:35 GMT Gwen (Bell) Darby wrote:

I am the descendant of James "Jimmy" Henrhy Frasier Sr. (Frasier-235). I am new to WikiTree and wuld like to join the one name study for Fraziers. I will begin adding my Frasier line family into Wikitree, and would like to use the Category. Since I am new I am not sure how to do that.


On 25 Jun 2018 at 16:27 GMT Edie (Nibling) Kohutek wrote:


Interesting question. I have never heard of the name Faszer before. Because this study focuses on the name which is of Scottish origin, I believe Faszer would be outside of the study. You might consider starting a One Name Study for the name of Faszer.

Thanks! Edie

On 20 Jun 2018 at 19:01 GMT Mary (May) Hildenbrand wrote:

How about the name Faszer? They are connected to South Russia. May have come originally from Germany.

On 28 Feb 2018 at 20:54 GMT G. R. (Queen) Hoppe wrote:

Am not a blood relative but hope this info helps you/the project. My step-great-grandfather was one JAMES FRASER. He was born in Scotland in Aug 1858 and immigrated to U.S. in 1888, settled in Atlantic City NJ, and married my great-grandmother Jennie Lennox about 10 yrs later. Jennie's daughter Myrtle Strong lived with them. On the 1900 U.S. Fed Census he is living in Atlantic City NJ Ward 2. I'm not sure when he died but he is buried in the family plot in the Atlantic City Cem in Pleasantville. His name is spelled differently on my various docs... Frazer, Fraser, Frasier, and Frazier. Best I recall it was spelled Fraser in our family Bible and on this Census (if that means anything). Happy hunting. G.Q.

On 12 Feb 2018 at 01:02 GMT Edie (Nibling) Kohutek wrote:

We can compare DNA by going to the Frazier Surname list and checking the link to Frazier genealogists who have taken DNA tests.

On 19 Jan 2018 at 18:17 GMT Joe Frazer II wrote:

Can you add me to the study?

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