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Faga Name Meaning

Italian (southern; Fagà): nickname for a big eater from Greek phagas ‘glutton’.

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


Similar surnames: Faia, Fata, Fama, Fava, Fago, Fara, Page, Lala, Basa, Maga

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Where is the Faga family from?

You can see how Faga families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Faga family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Faga families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Faga families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Faga's in Canada. Ontario and 1 other province had the highest population of Faga families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Faga surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Faga ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Faga. 36% of Faga men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Faga women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Faga were Shoemaker and Housewife. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    36%
  • Salesman
    24%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Shoemaker
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    28%
  • Teacher
    19%
  • Secretary
    19%
  • Housewife
    19%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Faga. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Faga 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 688 immigration records available for the last name Faga. 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 425 military records available for the last name Faga. For the veterans among your Faga ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Faga lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Faga life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Faga in 1957 was 63, and 85 in 2004.

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