Fairbairn Family History

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Fairbairn Name Meaning

Scottish: probably a nickname from Older Scottish fair bairn ‘fair child’. Black, however, suggests that it is perhaps a metathesized variant of Frebern (see Freeborn).

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


Similar surnames: Fairman, Fairall, Fairchild, Fairfax, Freebairn, Fairleigh, Fargason

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Fairbairn Family Origin

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Fairbairn Family Occupations

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  • Fisherman

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Shepherd

    3%
  • Labourer

    2%

In 1881, the most common Fairbairn occupation in the UK was Fisherman. 4% of Fairbairn's were Fishermans. Fisherman, Agricultural Labourer and Shepherd were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fairbairn. A less common occupation for the Fairbairn family was Labourer.

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Fairbairn Historical Records

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Fairbairn Life Expectancy

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