Faison Family History

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Faison Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of English, Dutch, or French Faisant ‘pheasant’, either a metonymic occupational name for a breeder of pheasants or a nickname for someone who was thought to resemble the bird. Faisant is found as a surname of Old French origin in Middle English, but is not found in present-day Britain.

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


Similar surnames: Raison, Falcon, Maison, Mason, Caison, Farson, Ramson, Hasson, Cason

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Faison Family Origin

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Faison Family Occupations

What did your Faison ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Faison. 27% of Faison men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Faison women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Faison were Salesman and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Salesman
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    15%
  • Maid
    13%
  • Cook
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    6%

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

Faison Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Faison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Faison 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 652 immigration records available for the last name Faison. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Faison. For the veterans among your Faison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Faison Life Expectancy

What is the average Faison lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Faison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Faison in 1943 was 41, and 69 in 2004.

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