Fairbank Family History

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Fairbank Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived ‘by the fair bank’ or habitational name from a minor place so named, of which there are examples in Cheshire and Cumbria.

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

Similar surnames: Fairbanks, Fairman, Fairall, Burbank, Fairburn, Frank, Harben

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Fairbank Family Origin

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Fairbank Family Occupations

What did your Fairbank ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Fairbank family was Annuitant. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Worsted Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fairbank. The most common Fairbank occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Fairbank's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Worsted Weaver

  • Annuitant


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

Fairbank Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Fairbank. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fairbank 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Fairbank. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Fairbank. For the veterans among your Fairbank ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fairbank Life Expectancy

What is the average Fairbank lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Fairbank life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Fairbank in 1945 was 58, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fairbank

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fairbank 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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