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Fairbank Name Meaning

English: habitational name from one or more places called with Middle English fair(e) ‘beautiful’ + bank(e) ‘bank’ of which there are examples in Cheshire and Cumbria.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Fairbanks, Fairman, Fairall, Burbank, Fairburn, Frank, Harben

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Where is the Fairbank family from?

You can see how Fairbank families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fairbank family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fairbank families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 33 Fairbank families living in Massachusetts. This was about 34% of all the recorded Fairbank's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Fairbank families in 1840.
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What did your Fairbank ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fairbank. 14% of Fairbank men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Fairbank women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fairbank were Carpenter and Waitress. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Fairbank. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fairbank census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Fairbank. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Fairbank. For the veterans among your Fairbank ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fairbank lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Fairbank life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Fairbank in 1945 was 58, and 77 in 2004.

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