Faber Name Meaning

Occupational name for a smith or ironworker, from Latin faber ‘craftsman’. This was in use as a surname in England, Scotland, and elsewhere in the Middle Ages and is also found as a personal name. At the time of the Reformation, it was much used as a humanistic name, a translation into Latin of vernacular surnames such as German Schmidt and Dutch Smit. Secondary surname in French Canada for Lefebvre. The name Fabert appears in Kaskaskia, IL, in 1725.

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


Similar surnames: Naber, Haber, Gaber, Faler, Raber, Baker, Farber, Hayer, Kober, Haver

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Faber Family Origin

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Faber Family Occupations

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  • Baker

    12%
  • Tailor

    5%
  • Annuitant

    2%
  • Baker & Confectioner

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Faber family was Baker & Confectioner. The most common Faber occupation in the UK was Baker. 12% of Faber's were Bakers. Baker, Tailor and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Faber.

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Faber Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Faber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Faber in 1941 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Faber

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