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Faith Name Meaning

English (most frequent in northern Ireland): from Middle English fe(i)th ‘belief (especially Christian belief)’, ‘faithfulness’, ‘loyalty’. This may have been a nickname for a trustworthy person, but was more probably bestowed on one who used ‘Faith!’ frequently as a mild oath or exclamation.

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


Similar surnames: Raith, Fitch, Fait, Bath, Gaeth, Garth, Fitz, Fail, Haigh, Fast

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Faith Family Origin

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Faith Family Occupations

What did your Faith ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Faith. 26% of Faith men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Faith women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Faith were Merchant and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Fisherman
    8%
  • Labourer
    8%
  • Merchant
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Bookkeeper
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Lamdress
    17%
  • Maid
    17%

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

Faith Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Faith. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Faith 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Faith. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Faith. For the veterans among your Faith ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Faith Life Expectancy

What is the average Faith lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Faith life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Faith in 1949 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

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