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Fath Name Meaning

variant of Vogt. topographic name for someone living near a grass- or moss-covered spot or an enclosure, Middle High German vate, vade. metonymic occupational name for a carpenter who made roof trusses, from phate ‘roof beam’, a derivative of medieval Latin patena. from a cognate of Gothic faths ‘man’, a byname also contained in Vetter ‘paternal uncle’, ‘cousin’.

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

Similar surnames: Bath, Fash, Vath, Kath, Flath, Rath, Gath, Foth, Garth, Fass

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Where is the Fath family from?

You can see how Fath families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fath family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fath families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Fath families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 35% of all the recorded Fath's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Fath families in 1911.
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What did your Fath ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Fath. .

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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

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Fath. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Fath. For the veterans among your Fath ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fath lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Fath life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Fath in 1954 was 46, and 71 in 2004.

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