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Faith Name Meaning

English (most frequent in northern Ireland): from Middle English fe(i)th ‘belief (especially Christian belief) faithfulness loyalty’. This may have been a nickname for a trustworthy person but was more probably bestowed on one who used ‘Faith!’ frequently as a mild oath or exclamation.

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

Similar surnames: Raith, Fitch, Fait, Bath, Gaeth, Garth, Fitz, Fail, Haigh, Fast

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Where is the Faith family from?

You can see how Faith families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Faith family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Faith families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Faith families living in Indiana. This was about 45% of all the recorded Faith's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Faith families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Faith surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Faith ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Faith. 22% of Faith men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Faith women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Faith were Truck Driver 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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Faith. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Faith 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Faith. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Faith. For the veterans among your Faith ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Faith lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Faith life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Faith in 1949 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

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