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Fauss Family History

Fauss Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Pfaus, a variant of Pfautz, a nickname for a self-important person, or possibly an altered spelling of Fass.

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


Similar surnames: Faus, Fouse, Fass, Fausey, Faust, Mauss, Hauss, Guss, Fuss, Baust

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Where is the Fauss family from?

You can see how Fauss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fauss family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fauss families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Fauss families living in New Jersey. This was about 50% of all the recorded Fauss's in the USA. New Jersey and 1 other state had the highest population of Fauss families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fauss surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fauss ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Fauss. 24% of Fauss men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Fauss women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fauss were Farming and Waitress.

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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
    24%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Carpenter
    19%
  • Farming
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    25%
  • Maid
    25%
  • Inspector
    25%
  • Waitress
    25%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Fauss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fauss 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 264 immigration records available for the last name Fauss. 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 835 military records available for the last name Fauss. For the veterans among your Fauss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fauss lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Fauss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Fauss in 1955 was 56, and 79 in 2004.

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