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Faria Name Meaning

Portuguese: habitational name from either of two places called Faria, in Braga and Aveiro. Southern Italian (Sicily): topographic name from Greek pharias, a derivative of pharos ‘beacon’, ‘lighthouse’.

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


Similar surnames: Farias, Fara, Maria, Farina, Tarzia, Faia, Farino, Barba, Para, Maia

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Where is the Faria family from?

You can see how Faria families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Faria family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Faria families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 24 Faria families living in California. This was about 86% of all the recorded Faria's in USA. California had the highest population of Faria families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Faria surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Faria ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Spinner were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Faria. 19% of Faria men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Faria women worked as a Spinner. Some less common occupations for Americans named Faria were Machinist and Seamstress. .

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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
    19%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Spinner
    10%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Stitcher
    9%
  • Seamstress
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Faria. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Faria. For the veterans among your Faria ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Faria lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Faria life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Faria in 1949 was 48, and 80 in 2004.

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