Fabian Family History

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Fabian Name Meaning

English, French, German, Italian (Venetian), Polish, Czech and Slovak (Fabián), and Hungarian (Fábián): from a personal name, Latin Fabianus, a derivative of the Roman family name Fabius. The personal name achieved considerable popularity in Europe in the Middle Ages, having been borne by a 3rd-century pope and saint. Americanized or Italianized spelling of Slovenian Fabjan or Fabijan (see 1). Jewish: adoption of the non-Jewish surname under the influence of the Yiddish personal name Fayvish.

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

Similar surnames: Damian, Fabiano, Fabish, Sabin, Fabiani, Babin, Fabio, Farman, Falin

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Fabian Family Origin

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Fabian Family Occupations

What did your Fabian ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Fabian family was Farmer Son. Farmer, Caissiere and Contre-Maitre were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fabian. The most common Fabian occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Fabian's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Caissiere

  • Contre-Maitre

  • Farmer Son


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

Fabian Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Fabian. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fabian 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Fabian. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Fabian. For the veterans among your Fabian ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fabian Life Expectancy

What is the average Fabian lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Fabian life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Fabian in 1946 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fabian 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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