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Faust Name Meaning

German, Jewish (Ashkenazic), and French (Alsace-Lorraine): from Middle High German fust ‘fist’, presumably a nickname for a strong or pugnacious person or for someone with a club hand or other deformity of the hand. German and French (Alsace-Lorraine): from a personal name (Latin Faustus, meaning ‘fortunate’, ‘lucky’, a derivative of favere ‘to favor’). This was borne by at least one Christian martyr.

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


Similar surnames: Fausto, Gast, Ast, Baust, Last, Maus, Fass, Fast, Lust, Forst

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Faust Family Origin

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Faust Family Occupations

What did your Faust ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Faust. The most common Faust occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Faust's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Faust family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Faust Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Faust. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Faust 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Faust. 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 Faust. For the veterans among your Faust ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Faust Life Expectancy

What is the average Faust lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Faust life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Faust in 1940 was 34, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Faust

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Faust 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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