Faber Family History

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Faber Name Meaning

Occupational name for a smith or ironworker, from Latin faber ‘craftsman’. This was in use as a surname in England, Scotland, and elsewhere in the Middle Ages and is also found as a personal name. 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. Secondary surname in French Canada for Lefebvre. The name Fabert appears in Kaskaskia, IL, in 1725.

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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Faber Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Faber name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    38%

  • Germanic Europe

    16%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    15%

  • European Jewish

    7%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    6%

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Faber Family Origin

Where is the Faber family from?

Faber Family Occupations

What did your Faber ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Faber occupation in Canada was Blacksmith. 20% of Faber's were Blacksmiths. A less common occupation for the Faber family was Mechanic. Blacksmith, Brewer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Faber.

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  • Blacksmith

    20%
  • Brewer

    20%
  • Carpenter

    20%
  • Mechanic

    20%

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

Faber Historical Records

What Faber family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Faber Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Faber

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Faber 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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