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Faller Name Meaning

habitational name for someone from Ober- or Unter- Fall near Triberg in the Black Forest. topographical name for someone living by a waterfall or the site of a landslide, from Middle High German val ‘fall’, ‘waterfall’, ‘landslide’. in some cases it may derive from Falter, through assimilation of the consonants. Scandinavian: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Waller, Kaller, Galler, Faler, Saller, Feller, Fuller, Filler, Haller

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Where is the Faller family from?

You can see how Faller families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Faller family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Faller families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Faller families living in Missouri. This was about 21% of all the recorded Faller's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Faller families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Faller surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Faller ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Faller. 17% of Faller men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Faller women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Faller were Clerk and Teacher.

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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
    17%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Faller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Faller 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Faller. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Faller. For the veterans among your Faller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Faller lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Faller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Faller in 1949 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

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