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Faia Name Meaning

Italian (southern): nickname or topographic name from southern dialect faglia ‘beech fruit’.

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


Similar surnames: Faga, Fata, Fama, Fail, Faria, Fava, Fair, Fara, Saia, Lala

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Where is the Faia family from?

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

What did your Faia ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Faia. 43% of Faia men worked as a Laborer. .

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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

  • Laborer
    43%
  • Salesman
    36%
  • Cobbler
    22%
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Census Records

There are 515 census records available for the last name Faia. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Faia 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 231 immigration records available for the last name Faia. 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 149 military records available for the last name Faia. For the veterans among your Faia ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Faia lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Faia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Faia in 1963 was 63, and 79 in 2004.

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