Fairbanks Family History

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Fairbanks Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Fair Banks in Derbyshire or any of various other minor places so called.

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


Similar surnames: Fairbank, Frank, Fairman, Farnes, Fairall, Fairburn, Firkins

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Fairbanks Family Origin

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Fairbanks Family Occupations

What did your Fairbanks ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Fairbanks. 23% of Fairbanks men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Fairbanks women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fairbanks were Chauffeur and Cook

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Labourer
    11%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Chauffeur
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
    16%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Carpenter
    8%
  • Cook
    8%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Fairbanks Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 67,000 census records available for the last name Fairbanks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fairbanks 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Fairbanks. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Fairbanks. For the veterans among your Fairbanks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fairbanks Life Expectancy

What is the average Fairbanks lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Fairbanks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Fairbanks in 1944 was 35, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fairbanks

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fairbanks 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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