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Fairburn Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from Fairburn in North Yorkshire, so named from Old English fearn ‘fern’ + burna ‘stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Eastburn, Kilburn, Washburn, Fishburn, Winburn, Cliburn, Ashburn

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Fairburn Family Origin

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Fairburn Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    3%
  • Bricklayer

    2%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

In 1881, Farmer, Blacksmith and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fairburn. The most common Fairburn occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Fairburn's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fairburn family was Coal Miner.

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Fairburn Historical Records

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Fairburn Life Expectancy

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