Fahr Family History

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Fahr Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived near a crossing point on a river, from Middle High German vare ‘ferry’.

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


Similar surnames: Fuhr, Fehr, Bahr, Mahr, Farr, Fahn, Fahl, Ahr, Haar, Fall

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Fahr Family Origin

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Fahr Family Occupations

What did your Fahr ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Fahr family was Book Binder. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fahr. The most common Fahr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Fahr's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    20%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Book Binder

    3%

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

Fahr Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Fahr Life Expectancy

What is the average Fahr lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Fahr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Fahr in 1957 was 51, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fahr

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fahr 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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