Faris Family History

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Faris Name Meaning

Variant of Irish and Scottish Ferris. Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic faris ‘horseman’, ‘knight’. Compare Fares.

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

Similar surnames: Fares, Farid, Farris, Fariss, Faries, Karis, Caris, Paris, Farish

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Faris Family Origin

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Faris Family Occupations

What did your Faris ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Faris occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Faris's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Faris. A less common occupation for the Faris family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Laborer


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

Faris Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Faris. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Faris 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Faris. 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 Faris. For the veterans among your Faris ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Faris Life Expectancy

What is the average Faris lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Faris life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Faris in 1943 was 33, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Faris

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Faris 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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