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Fairweather Name Meaning

English and Scottish: nickname for a person with a sunny temperament. Compare Merryweather. There is a legend that a Scottish family of Highland origin assumed this name in punning allusion to Job 37:22, ‘Fair weather cometh out of the north’. At the present time the surname is most frequent in East Anglia.

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


Similar surnames: Feather, Starkweather, Merriweather, Fairbrother, Weathers, Faragher

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Fairweather Family Origin

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Fairweather Family Occupations

What did your Fairweather ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Fairweather occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Fairweather's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fairweather family was Banker. Farmer, Expressman and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fairweather.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Expressman

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Banker

    2%

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Fairweather Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fairweather. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fairweather 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Fairweather. 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 Fairweather. For the veterans among your Fairweather ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fairweather Life Expectancy

What is the average Fairweather lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Fairweather life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Fairweather in 1947 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fairweather 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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