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Fante Family History

Fante Name Meaning

Northern Italian: from the medieval personal name Fante, from fante ‘child’, ‘youth’, or from a short form of the omen names Bonfante ‘good child’ or Belfante ‘beautiful child’, formed with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Fanti, Fant, Tate, Fonte, Mente, Marte, Pane, Fasse, Fanto, Bantle

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Where is the Fante family from?

You can see how Fante families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fante family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Fante families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Fante families living in Michigan. This was about 32% of all the recorded Fante's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Fante families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fante surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fante ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Fante. 36% of Fante men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Fante women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fante were Printer and Housewife.

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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
    36%
  • Mineing
    10%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Printer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    25%
  • Salesman
    25%
  • Clerk
    25%
  • Housewife
    25%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Fante. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fante 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 495 immigration records available for the last name Fante. 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 168 military records available for the last name Fante. For the veterans among your Fante ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fante lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Fante life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Fante in 1960 was 57, and 67 in 2004.

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