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Fairlie Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from any of several places in Scotland so called (see Fairley). Possibly also an Americanized spelling of South German Fährle, Värli, a metonymic occupational name for a hog farmer, from a diminutive of Middle High German varch ‘pig’, ‘piglet’.

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


Similar surnames: Fairley, Faille, Harle, Faile, Bailie, Maire, Fallin, Haidle, Ainslie

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Fairlie Family Origin

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Fairlie Family Occupations

What did your Fairlie ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Fairlie family was School Teacher. The most common Fairlie occupation in Canada was Farmer. 60% of Fairlie's were Farmers. Farmer and Gardener were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Fairlie.

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  • Farmer

    60%
  • Gardener

    20%
  • School Teacher

    20%

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

Fairlie Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Fairlie Life Expectancy

What is the average Fairlie lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Fairlie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Fairlie in 1962 was 72, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fairlie 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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