Fahey Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fathaidh or Ó Fathaigh ‘descendant of Fathadh’, a personal name derived from fothadh ‘base’, ‘foundation’. This name is sometimes Anglicized as Green(e) as a result of erroneous association with faithche ‘lawn’.

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


Similar surnames: Vahey, Faherty, Maxey, Facey, Trahey, Dacey, Fahmy, Mabey, Keahey

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Fahey Family Origin

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Fahey Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    24%
  • Farmer

    16%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    2%

In 1880, the most common Fahey occupation in the USA was Laborer. 24% of Fahey's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fahey. A less common occupation for the Fahey family was Farming.

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Fahey Historical Records

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Fahey Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1950 and 2004, Fahey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Fahey in 1950 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fahey

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