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Falb Family History

Falb Name Meaning

German: nickname for someone with a pale complexion or fair hair, from Middle High German valwe, val ‘pale’. The word Falb(e) is used today only to denote the color of a horse.

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


Similar surnames: Fall, Kalb, Falbo, Falk, Salb, Garb, Hall, Palm, Taub, Halm

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Where is the Falb family from?

You can see how Falb families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Falb family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Falb families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 25 Falb families living in Iowa. This was about 50% of all the recorded Falb's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Falb families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Falb surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Falb ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Falb. 26% of Falb men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Falb women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Falb were Agent and Maid.

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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

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Proprietor
    8%
  • Agent
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Winder
    34%
  • Maid
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Falb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Falb 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 435 immigration records available for the last name Falb. 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 392 military records available for the last name Falb. For the veterans among your Falb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Falb lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Falb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Falb in 1962 was 65, and 75 in 2004.

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