Fairburn Family History

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Fairburn Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from Fairburn in North Yorkshire, so named from Old English fearn ‘fern’ + burna ‘stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Eastburn, Kilburn, Washburn, Fishburn, Winburn, Cliburn, Ashburn

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Fairburn Family Origin

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Fairburn Family Occupations

What did your Fairburn ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Fairburn occupation in Canada was Farmer. 28% of Fairburn's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fairburn family was Agent. Farmer, Going To School and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fairburn.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Going To School

    12%
  • Clerk

    9%
  • Agent

    5%

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

Fairburn Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Fairburn Life Expectancy

What is the average Fairburn lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Fairburn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Fairburn in 1960 was 44, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fairburn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fairburn 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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