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Faille Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for a torchbearer, from Old French faille ‘torch’ (Late Latin facilla). metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of a kind of silk material known in Old French as faille (Middle High German pfelle, from Latin palliolum, a type of light garment). nickname for an inept or luckless individual, from Old French faille ‘fault’, ‘failing’, ‘mistake’. variant spelling of Faile.

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


Similar surnames: Paille, Pille, Galle, Faile, Fail, Daigle, Fairlie, Halle, Fall

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Faille Family Origin

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Faille Family Occupations

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  • Journalier

    21%
  • Cultivateur

    19%
  • Going To School

    8%
  • Domestique

    6%

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In 1881, Journalier, Cultivateur and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Faille. The most common Faille occupation in Canada was Journalier. 21% of Faille's were Journaliers. A less common occupation for the Faille family was Domestique.

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Faille Historical Records

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Faille Life Expectancy

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