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Fahn Family History

Fahn Surname Meaning

German:: from a short form of the personal name Stephan (see Steven ). habitational name from any of the places called Fahn Fahne or Fahnen in northern Germany.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Fehn, Kahn, Hahn, Fall, Jahn, Ahn, Fahr, Bahn, Grahn, Gahn

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Where is the Fahn family from?

You can see how Fahn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fahn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fahn families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Fahn family living in Suffolk. This was about 50% of all the recorded Fahn's in United Kingdom. Suffolk and 1 other county had the highest population of Fahn families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fahn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fahn ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Fahn. 50% of Fahn women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    50%
  • Un
    50%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Fahn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fahn 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 818 immigration records available for the last name Fahn. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Fahn. For the veterans among your Fahn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fahn lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Fahn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Fahn in 1962 was 73, and 93 in 2004.

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