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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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Where is the Faust family from?

You can see how Faust families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Faust family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Faust families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 39 Faust families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 49% of all the recorded Faust's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Faust families in 1840.
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What did your Faust ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Faust. 16% of Faust men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Faust women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Faust were Truck Driver and Teacher.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 69,000 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 Lists

There are 9,000 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 Cards

There are 18,000 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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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.

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