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Faler Family History

Faler Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Pfahler or its variant Pfähler or Fehler .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Filer, Falter, Saler, Fader, Faller, Faber, Haler, Hayer, Falor

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Where is the Faler family from?

You can see how Faler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Faler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Faler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 9 Faler families living in Ohio. This was about 82% of all the recorded Faler's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Faler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Faler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Faler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Faler. 33% of Faler men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Faler women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Faler were Proprietor and Janitor. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Seamstress
  • House Keeper
  • Janitor
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Faler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Faler 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 532 immigration records available for the last name Faler. 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 745 military records available for the last name Faler. For the veterans among your Faler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Faler lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Faler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Faler in 1955 was 48, and 73 in 2004.

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