Fairey Family History

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Fairey Name Meaning

nickname from Middle English fair eie ‘fair eye’, Old English fæger eage. habitational name from Fairy Farm in Wethersfield, Essex, or from Fairyhall in Felsted, Essex, both probably so named from Old English fearh ‘pig’, ‘hog’ + (ge)hæg ‘enclosure’.

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

Similar surnames: Fairley, Airey, Bailey, Farren, Fadley, Farney, Hailey, Carey, Faires

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Fairey Family Origin

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Fairey Family Occupations

What did your Fairey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Fairey occupation in the USA was Farming. 44% of Fairey's were Farmings. A less common occupation for the Fairey family was Farmer And Merchant. Farming, Farmer and Clerk In Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fairey.

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  • Farming

  • Farmer

  • Clerk In Store

  • Farmer And Merchant


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

Fairey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Fairey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fairey 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 964 immigration records available for the last name Fairey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Fairey. For the veterans among your Fairey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fairey Life Expectancy

What is the average Fairey lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Fairey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Fairey in 1954 was 76, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fairey 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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