Fai Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Cai, Kai, Bai, Dai, Hai, Lai, Mai, Pai, Tai, Rai

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Fai Family Origin

Where is the Fai family from?

Fai Family Occupations

What did your Fai ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Fai family was Machinest. The most common Fai occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 25% of Fai's were Blacksmiths. Blacksmith, Boiler Maker and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fai.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Boiler Maker

  • Keeps House

  • Machinest


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Fai ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Fai Historical Records

What Fai family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 522 census records available for the last name Fai. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fai census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Fai. 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 Card

There are 166 military records available for the last name Fai. For the veterans among your Fai ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fai Life Expectancy

What is the average Fai lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2001, in the United States, Fai life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Fai in 1967 was 72, and 49 in 2001.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fai

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fai ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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