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Faro Name Meaning

Italian (Sicily and Calabria) and Portuguese: topographic name from faro ‘beacon’, ‘lighthouse’ (Greek pharos), or a habitational name from any of several places named with this word. Compare Alfaro and Haro. English: variant of Farrow.

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


Similar surnames: Farro, Fano, Caro, Haro, Fare, Aro, Farm, Fara, Naro, Mars

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Where is the Faro family from?

You can see how Faro families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Faro family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Faro families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Faro families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Faro's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Faro families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Faro surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Faro ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Faro. 19% of Faro men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Faro women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Faro were Farmer 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

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Farmer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    18%
  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Twister
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
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What Faro family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Faro. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Faro 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 Faro. 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 Faro. For the veterans among your Faro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Faro lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Faro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Faro in 1963 was 40, and 71 in 2004.

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