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Faw Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of South German Pfau or the variant Pfoh, a nickname for someone thought to resemble a peacock in some way, or a habitational name for someone who lived at a house or tavern distinguished by the sign of a peacock.

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


Similar surnames: Fay, Cap, Raw, Lau, Sas, Gaw, Fan, Law, Fey, Fax

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Where is the Faw family from?

You can see how Faw families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Faw family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Faw families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 9 Faw families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Faw's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Faw families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Faw surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Faw ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Faw. 67% of Faw 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
    67%
  • Labourer
    34%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Faw. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Faw 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 526 immigration records available for the last name Faw. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Faw. For the veterans among your Faw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Faw lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Faw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1954. The average life expectancy for Faw in 1954 was 90, and 87 in 2004.

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