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Faul Family History

Faul Name Meaning

Irish or Scottish: reduced form of McFaul. English: variant of Fall 2. South German: from a byname for a weakling, from Middle High German vul, voul ‘frail’, ‘decayed’, ‘foul’, ‘weak’. Later the term took on the meaning ‘lazy’ and in some cases the surname may have arisen from this sense.

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


Similar surnames: Fall, Fail, Aul, Fahl, Gaul, Paul, Maul, Lau, Saul, Faull

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Where is the Faul family from?

You can see how Faul families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Faul family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Faul families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Faul families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Faul's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Faul families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Faul surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Faul ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Faul. 29% of Faul men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Faul women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Faul were Bookkeeper and Housework.

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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
    29%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Bookkeeper
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Housework
    7%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Faul. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Faul 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 Faul. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Faul. For the veterans among your Faul ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Faul lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Faul life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Faul in 1942 was 42, and 79 in 2004.

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