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Fata Name Meaning

Southern Italian: possibly a variant of Fato, a short form of Bonifato (see Bonifacio), but more likely a nickname from fata, meaning ‘fairy’ in standard Italian or ‘praying mantis’ in Calabrian dialect. Hungarian (Fáta): from the old pagan personal name Fáta.

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


Similar surnames: Fara, Kata, Bata, Faga, Tata, Fama, Mata, Faia, Fatta, Kara

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Where is the Fata family from?

You can see how Fata families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fata family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Fata families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Fata families living in Kansas. This was 100% of all the recorded Fata's in USA. Kansas had the highest population of Fata families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fata surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fata ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fata. 28% of Fata men worked as a Laborer and 32% of Fata women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fata were Store Operator and Store Clerk. .

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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
    28%
  • New Worker
    9%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Store Operator
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    32%
  • Seamstress
    32%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Store Clerk
    13%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Fata. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fata 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Fata. 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 652 military records available for the last name Fata. For the veterans among your Fata ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fata lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Fata life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Fata in 1957 was 46, and 80 in 2004.

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