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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

What did your Faille ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Journalier

    21%
  • Cultivateur

    19%
  • Going To School

    8%
  • Domestique

    6%

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Faille Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Faille. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Faille 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Faille. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Faille. For the veterans among your Faille ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Faille Life Expectancy

What is the average Faille lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Faille life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Faille in 1962 was 88, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Faille

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Faille 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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