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Fara Name Meaning

Southern Italian: from a short form of a female personal name formed with a Germanic element, fara, as in (for example) Burgundofara. Czech (also Fára) and Slovak: from the personal name Farnacius; or alternatively a topographic name from fara ‘priest’s house’.

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


Similar surnames: Bara, Zara, Kara, Mara, Fata, Fake, Faria, Flora, Bar, Faro

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Where is the Fara family from?

You can see how Fara families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fara family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Fara families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Fara family living in Kentucky. This was about 50% of all the recorded Fara's in the USA. Kentucky and 1 other state had the highest population of Fara families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fara surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fara ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Fara. 23% of Fara men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Fara women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fara were Manager 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

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Painter
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Manager
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    25%
  • New Worker
    25%
  • Operator
    17%
  • Maid
    17%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fara 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Fara. 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 588 military records available for the last name Fara. For the veterans among your Fara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fara lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Fara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Fara in 1963 was 71, and 85 in 2004.

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