Faria Family History

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Faria Name Meaning

Portuguese: habitational name from either of two places called Faria, in Braga and Aveiro. Southern Italian (Sicily): topographic name from Greek pharias, a derivative of pharos ‘beacon’, ‘lighthouse’.

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


Similar surnames: Farias, Fara, Maria, Farina, Tarzia, Faia, Farino, Barba, Para, Maia

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Faria Family Origin

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Faria Family Occupations

What did your Faria ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Spinner were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Faria. 19% of Faria men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Faria women worked as a Spinner. Some less common occupations for Americans named Faria were Machinist and Seamstress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Spinner
    10%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Stitcher
    9%
  • Seamstress
    9%

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

Faria Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Faria. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Faria 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Faria. 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 Faria. For the veterans among your Faria ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Faria Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Faria life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Faria in 1949 was 48, and 80 in 2004.

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