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Faison Surname Meaning

French: probably a nickname derived from Old French fais ‘bundle of firewood’. This surname is very rare in France found mainly in Gard. In the US it is found mainly among African Americans. Compare Fayson .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Faison family from?

You can see how Faison families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Faison family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Faison families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Faison families living in British Columbia. This was about 33% of all the recorded Faison's in Canada. British Columbia and 1 other province had the highest population of Faison families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Faison surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and 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 USA named Faison. 36% of Faison men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Faison women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Faison were Salesman and Housekeeper. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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