Farias Family History

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Farias Name Meaning

Portuguese (and Spanish): apparently a plural form of Faria. Southern Italian: topographic name from Greek pharias, a derivative of pharos ‘beacon’, ‘lighthouse’.

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

Similar surnames: Faria, Carias, Frias, Farino, Barbas, Maras, Maria, Vargas, Fara

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Farias Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Farias name?

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

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • Portugal


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Farias Family Origin

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Farias Family Occupations

What did your Farias ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Cattle Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Farias. A less common occupation for the Farias family was Sheepraiser. The most common Farias occupation in the USA was Laborer. 44% of Farias's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Cattle Dealer

  • Sheepraiser


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Farias ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Farias Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Farias. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Farias 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Farias. 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 Farias. For the veterans among your Farias ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Farias Life Expectancy

What is the average Farias lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Farias life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Farias in 1944 was 28, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Farias 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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