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Faille Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for a torchbearer, from Old French faille ‘torch’ (Late Latin facilla). metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of a kind of silk material known in Old French as faille (Middle High German pfelle, from Latin palliolum, a type of light garment). nickname for an inept or luckless individual, from Old French faille ‘fault’, ‘failing’, ‘mistake’. variant spelling of Faile.

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

Similar surnames: Paille, Pille, Galle, Faile, Fail, Daigle, Fairlie, Halle, Fall

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Where is the Faille family from?

You can see how Faille families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Faille family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Faille families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 6 Faille families living in Minnesota. This was about 50% of all the recorded Faille's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Faille families in 1880.
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What did your Faille ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Faille. 34% of Faille men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Faille women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Faille were Clerk 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
  • Machinist
  • Manager
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Operator
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Faille. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Faille 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 428 immigration records available for the last name Faille. 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 453 military records available for the last name Faille. For the veterans among your Faille ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Faille lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Faille life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Faille in 1962 was 88, and 78 in 2004.

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