Fat Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Tat, Han, Hata, Yan, May, Pan, Hay, Ham, Pak, Bao

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Fat Family Origin

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Fat Family Occupations

What did your Fat ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fat. A less common occupation for the Fat family was Gold Miner. The most common Fat occupation in the USA was Laborer. 29% of Fat's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Gardener

  • Gold Miner


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

Fat Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Fat. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fat 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Fat. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Fat. For the veterans among your Fat ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fat Life Expectancy

What is the average Fat lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Fat life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Fat in 1962 was 67, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fat 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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