Fair Family History

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Fair Name Meaning

English: nickname meaning ‘handsome’, ‘beautiful’, ‘fair’, Middle English fair, fayr, Old English fæger. The word was also occasionally used as a personal name in Middle English, applied to both men and women. Irish: translation of Gaelic fionn ‘fair’, which Woulfe describes as ‘a descriptive epithet that supplanted the real surname’, or a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac F(h)inn, a variant of Mag Fhinn (see McGinn).

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

Similar surnames: Farr, Fail, Hain, Cain, Hair, Fait, Faix, Mair, Fain, Nair

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Fair Family Origin

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Fair Family Occupations

What did your Fair ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Fair family was Labourer. The most common Fair occupation in the UK was Carter. 2% of Fair's were Carters. Carter, Farmer and Slater were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fair.

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  • Carter

  • Farmer

  • Slater

  • Labourer


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

Fair Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 95,000 census records available for the last name Fair. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fair 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Fair. 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 26,000 military records available for the last name Fair. For the veterans among your Fair ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fair Life Expectancy

What is the average Fair lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Fair life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Fair in 1941 was 32, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fair 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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