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Fant Family History

Fant Name Meaning

English: from Middle English infaunt(e) ‘baby child’ (Old French enfant) hence a nickname for someone of a childish (or childlike) disposition. This name arose when in medieval England Anglo-Norman French l'enfant was wrongly understood as le fant. Italian (Veneto): variant of Infante .

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


Similar surnames: Sant, Gant, Want, Fait, Fante, Fang, Vant, Lant, Font, Dant

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Where is the Fant family from?

You can see how Fant families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fant family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fant families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Fant families living in South Carolina. This was about 33% of all the recorded Fant's in USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Fant families in 1840.
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What did your Fant ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fant. 24% of Fant men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Fant women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fant were Farming and Clerk. .

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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
    24%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Farming
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    11%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Fant. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fant 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Fant. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Fant. For the veterans among your Fant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fant lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Fant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Fant in 1947 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

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