Fawcett Family History

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Fawcett Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from Fawcett in Cumbria or Facit in Lancashire, both named from Old English fah ‘(brightly) colored’ + side ‘slope’, ‘hillside’. A further possible source, Forcett in North Yorkshire, is named from Old English ford ‘ford’ + set ‘animal fold’.

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

Similar surnames: Hazlett, Hassett, Walcott, Faucett, Barrett, Baskett, Flett, Pallett

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Fawcett Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Fawcett name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Fawcett. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Fawcett Family Origin

Where is the Fawcett family from?

Fawcett Family Occupations

What did your Fawcett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Fawcett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Fawcett's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fawcett. A less common occupation for the Fawcett family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Laborer


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Fawcett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 157,000 census records available for the last name Fawcett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fawcett 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Fawcett. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Fawcett. For the veterans among your Fawcett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fawcett Life Expectancy

What is the average Fawcett lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Fawcett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Fawcett in 1942 was 41, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fawcett 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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