Favre Family History

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Favre Name Meaning

Southern French and Swiss French: occupational name for a smith or ironworker, Occitan fevre (Latin faber ‘craftsman’). Compare Faber.

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

Similar surnames: Faure, Fabre, Faivre, Fabry, Cave, Maire, Ave, Hare, Barre, Karre

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Favre Family Origin

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Favre Family Occupations

What did your Favre ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Favre family was Cotton Mills. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Favre. The most common Favre occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Favre's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Cotton Mills


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

Favre Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Favre. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Favre 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Favre. 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 Favre. For the veterans among your Favre ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Favre Life Expectancy

What is the average Favre lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Favre life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Favre in 1960 was 55, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Favre

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Favre 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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