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Faris Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: variant of Ferris . English: variant of Faires . Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic fāris ‘horseman knight’. Compare Fares .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Faris family from?

You can see how Faris families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Faris family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Faris families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 34 Faris families living in Virginia. This was about 31% of all the recorded Faris's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Faris families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Faris surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Faris ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Faris. 18% of Faris men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Faris women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Faris were Carpenter and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 30,000 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 Lists

There are 3,000 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 Cards

There are 5,000 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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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.

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