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Fairfax Name Meaning

English: nickname for someone with beautiful long hair, from Middle English fair feax ‘beautiful tresses’. This was a common descriptive phrase in Middle English; the alliterative poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight refers to ‘fair fanning fax’ encircling the shoulders of the doughty warrior.

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


Similar surnames: Fair, Fairey, Fairman, Farman, Fairall, Farrar, Fairbank, Havran

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Fairfax Family Origin

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Fairfax Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%

In 1880, the most common Fairfax occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Fairfax's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fairfax family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fairfax.

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Fairfax Life Expectancy

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