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Favara Name Meaning

Southern Italian (Sicily): from Arabic fawwarah ‘fount’, ‘spring’ (whence Sicilian favara), hence a topographic or habitational name from any of numerous places in Sicily named with this word, notably Favara in Agrigento province.

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


Similar surnames: Favata, Fanara, Novara, Malara, Madara, Ficara, Fara, Favale, Fayard

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Where is the Favara family from?

You can see how Favara families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Favara family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Favara families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Favara family living in Missouri. This was 100% of all the recorded Favara's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Favara families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Favara surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Favara ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laundress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Favara. 27% of Favara men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Favara women worked as a Laundress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Favara were Salesman and Operator.

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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
    27%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Porter
    14%
  • Salesman
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laundress
    60%
  • Operator
    40%
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Census Records

There are 759 census records available for the last name Favara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Favara 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 657 immigration records available for the last name Favara. 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 178 military records available for the last name Favara. For the veterans among your Favara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Favara lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Favara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Favara in 1963 was 50, and 84 in 2004.

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