Faria Family History

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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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Faria Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Faria name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Faria. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Portugal


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • Spain


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Faria Family Origin

Where is the Faria family from?

Faria Family Occupations

What did your Faria ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Faria family was Laborer. Farmer and Farming were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Faria. The most common Faria occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Faria's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer


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Faria Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Faria. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Faria 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 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 Card

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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Faria Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Faria ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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