Fairbairn Family History

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Fairbairn Name Meaning

Scottish: probably a nickname from Older Scottish fair bairn ‘fair child’. Black, however, suggests that it is perhaps a metathesized variant of Frebern (see Freeborn).

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


Similar surnames: Fairman, Fairall, Fairchild, Fairfax, Freebairn, Fairleigh, Fargason

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Fairbairn Family Origin

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Fairbairn Family Occupations

What did your Fairbairn ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Fairbairn family was Labourer. The most common Fairbairn occupation in Canada was Farmer. 37% of Fairbairn's were Farmers. Farmer, Baker and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fairbairn.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Baker

    5%
  • School

    5%
  • Labourer

    4%

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

Fairbairn Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Fairbairn Life Expectancy

What is the average Fairbairn lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Fairbairn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Fairbairn in 1955 was 56, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fairbairn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fairbairn 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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