Fahn Family History

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Fahn Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone who lived by a bog, from a Westphalian field name van ‘marsh’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word. German: a short form of the personal name Stephan (see Steven).

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

Similar surnames: Fehn, Kahn, Hahn, Fall, Jahn, Ahn, Fahr, Bahn, Grahn, Gahn

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Fahn Family Origin

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Fahn Family Occupations

What did your Fahn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Boat Builder and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fahn. The most common Fahn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Fahn's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fahn family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Boat Builder

  • Butcher

  • Carpenter


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

Fahn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Fahn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fahn 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 818 immigration records available for the last name Fahn. 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 Fahn. For the veterans among your Fahn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fahn Life Expectancy

What is the average Fahn lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Fahn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Fahn in 1962 was 73, and 93 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fahn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fahn 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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