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Faler Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Pfahler, Pfähler from Middle High German pfal ‘stake’, ‘post’, an early loan word from Latin palus. It was a topographic name for someone who lived near a post marking the village boundary, or just outside a city wall; or alternatively an occupational name for a postmaker. Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Fehler.

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


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

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Faler Family Origin

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Faler Family Occupations

What did your Faler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Faler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Faler's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Faler family was Carpenter. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Faler.

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  • Farmer

    49%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Faler ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Faler Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Faler Life Expectancy

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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