Fau 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: Lau, Bau, Rau, Mau, Kau, Hau, Pau, Nau, Dau, Gau

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Fau Family Origin

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Fau Family Occupations

What did your Fau ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Fau family was Painter. The most common Fau occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Fau's were Farmers. Farmer, At Home and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fau.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • At Home

    20%
  • Keeping House

    20%
  • Painter

    20%

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

Fau Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Fau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fau 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 363 immigration records available for the last name Fau. 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 Fau. For the veterans among your Fau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fau Life Expectancy

What is the average Fau lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Fau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Fau in 1962 was 70, and 83 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fau

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fau 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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