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Factor Name Meaning

American shortened and altered form of Jewish (from Poland) Faktorowicz: patronymic from faktor an occupational name meaning ‘broker agent’ in Polish. German: humanistic surname a translation into Latin of any of various surnames meaning ‘steward’ or ‘agent’ for example Hoffmann or Meyer . In North America this surname may also be an altered form of the variant Faktor. Both forms of the surname are rare in Germany. Americanized form of Czech and Slovak Faktor: occupational name from faktor denoting an agent i.e. an intermediary between the employer and the workers or a head of the working group.

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


Similar surnames: Pastor, Hector, Doctor, Sartor, Victor, Astor, Castor, Acton, Kastor

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Where is the Factor family from?

You can see how Factor families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Factor family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Factor families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Factor family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Factor's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Factor families in 1840.
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What did your Factor ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Factor. 14% of Factor men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Factor women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Factor were Proprietor and Typist. .

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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
    14%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Proprietor
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    19%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Housework
    10%
  • Typist
    10%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Factor. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Factor. For the veterans among your Factor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Factor lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Factor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Factor in 1949 was 57, and 85 in 2004.

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