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Faniel Family History

Faniel Name Meaning

African American: unexplained. In some cases possibly also northern French or Walloon: topographic name for someone who lived on or near marshy ground from a diminutive of fagne ‘quagmire’. This surname is rare in France.

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

Similar surnames: Daniel, Cancel, Mantel, Lanier, Fandel, Andel, Fanger, Angel, Manuel

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Where is the Faniel family from?

You can see how Faniel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Faniel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Faniel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Faniel families living in Manitoba. This was about 63% of all the recorded Faniel's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Faniel families in 1911.
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What did your Faniel ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Faniel. 100% of Faniel men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Faniel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Faniel 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 189 immigration records available for the last name Faniel. 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 116 military records available for the last name Faniel. For the veterans among your Faniel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Faniel lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Faniel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Faniel in 1957 was 29, and 77 in 2004.

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