Factor Family History

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Factor Name Meaning

German and Dutch: humanistic name, a translation into Latin of any of various names meaning ‘steward’ or ‘agent’, for example Hoffmann or Meyer. Scottish and English: from Latin factor ‘agent’, literally ‘doer’, from facere ‘to do’. In 15th-century English, this word developed the specialist sense of a merchant’s agent in another town; it also came to denote a steward in charge of an estate, the usual meaning in Scotland.

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

Similar surnames: Pastor, Hector, Doctor, Sartor, Victor, Astor, Castor, Acton, Kastor

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Factor Family Origin

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Factor Family Occupations

What did your Factor ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Factor occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Factor's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Factor family was Hack Driver. Farmer, Scout and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Factor.

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  • Farmer

  • Scout

  • Barber

  • Hack Driver


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Factor ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Factor Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Factor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Factor 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Factor. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Factor. For the veterans among your Factor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Factor Life Expectancy

What is the average Factor lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Factor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Factor in 1949 was 57, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Factor

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Factor ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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