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Faber Family History

Faber Name Meaning

Occupational name for a smith or ironworker, from Latin faber ‘craftsman’. This was in use as a surname in England, Scotland, and elsewhere in the Middle Ages and is also found as a personal name. At the time of the Reformation, it was much used as a humanistic name, a translation into Latin of vernacular surnames such as German Schmidt and Dutch Smit. Secondary surname in French Canada for Lefebvre. The name Fabert appears in Kaskaskia, IL, in 1725.

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


Similar surnames: Naber, Haber, Gaber, Faler, Raber, Baker, Farber, Hayer, Kober, Haver

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Where is the Faber family from?

You can see how Faber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Faber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Faber families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Faber families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 24% of all the recorded Faber's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Faber families in 1840.
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What did your Faber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Faber. 15% of Faber men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Faber women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Faber were Machinist and Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
    15%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Machinist
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Faber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Faber 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Faber. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Faber. For the veterans among your Faber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Faber lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Faber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Faber in 1941 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

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