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Fairburn Family History

Fairburn Name Meaning
Northern English: habitational name from Fairburn in North Yorkshire, so named from Old English fearn ‘fern’ + burna ‘stream’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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21,386 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,441 Military Records
2,271 Immigration Records
18,235 Census and Voter Lists
25,040 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Fairburn Families

  • Number of Fairburn families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Fairburn families
     218 - 433
     73 - 217
     1 - 72
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Fairburn families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Fairburn census records

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Fairburn Family Origin

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Fairburn Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Fairburn families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Fairburn

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Fairburn Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Fairburn census records

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Fairburn Civil War Service Records

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