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Faber Name Meaning

German Dutch French (Alsace and Lorraine) and Danish; Slovak and Czech (mainly Fáber): occupational name from Latin faber ‘blacksmith’. At the time of the Reformation it was much used as a humanistic name a translation into Latin of vernacular surnames such as German Schmidt and Dutch Smit . Compare Fabri and Fauber .

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


Similar surnames: Naber, Haber, Gaber, Faler, Raber, Baker, Farber, Hayer, Kober, Haver

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Where is the Faber family from?

You can see how Faber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Faber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Faber families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 30 Faber families living in Quebec. This was about 38% of all the recorded Faber's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Faber families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Faber surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Faber ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Faber. 35% of Faber men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Labourer
    22%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Contremaitre
    14%
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What Faber family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Faber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Faber 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Faber. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Faber. For the veterans among your Faber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Faber lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Faber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Faber in 1941 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

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