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Fairchild Family History

Fairchild Name Meaning
Southern English: nickname from Middle English fair child ‘handsome child’ or ‘handsome youth of noble birth’ (see Child).

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

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Name Distribution of Fairchild Families

  • Number of Fairchild families
     116 - 230
     39 - 115
     1 - 38
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Fairchild families
     64 - 126
     22 - 63
     1 - 21
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Fairchild families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Fairchild Family Origin

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Fairchild Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Fairchild

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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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Fairchild Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Fairchild census records

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Fairchild Civil War Service Records

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