Fair Name Meaning

English: nickname meaning ‘handsome’, ‘beautiful’, ‘fair’, Middle English fair, fayr, Old English fæger. The word was also occasionally used as a personal name in Middle English, applied to both men and women. Irish: translation of Gaelic fionn ‘fair’, which Woulfe describes as ‘a descriptive epithet that supplanted the real surname’, or a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac F(h)inn, a variant of Mag Fhinn (see McGinn).

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


Similar surnames: Farr, Fail, Hain, Cain, Hair, Fait, Faix, Mair, Fain, Nair

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Fair Family Origin

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Fair Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fair. The most common Fair occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Fair's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fair family was Keeping House.

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Fair Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Fair life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Fair in 1941 was 32, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fair

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