Fahey Family History

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Fahey Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fathaidh or Ó Fathaigh ‘descendant of Fathadh’, a personal name derived from fothadh ‘base’, ‘foundation’. This name is sometimes Anglicized as Green(e) as a result of erroneous association with faithche ‘lawn’.

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

Similar surnames: Vahey, Faherty, Maxey, Facey, Trahey, Dacey, Fahmy, Mabey, Keahey

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Fahey Family Origin

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Fahey Family Occupations

What did your Fahey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Fahey occupation in Canada was Farmer. 31% of Fahey's were Farmers. Farmer, Farmer Son and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fahey. A less common occupation for the Fahey family was Servant.

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  • Farmer

  • Farmer Son

  • Laborer

  • Servant


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

Fahey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fahey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fahey 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Fahey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Fahey. For the veterans among your Fahey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fahey Life Expectancy

What is the average Fahey lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Fahey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Fahey in 1950 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fahey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fahey 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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