Fairchild Family History

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Fairchild Name Meaning

Southern English: nickname from Middle English fair child ‘handsome child’ or ‘handsome youth of noble birth’ (see Child).

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


Similar surnames: Child, Goodchild, Barnhill, Fairall, Marchand, Fairbairn, Fairfield

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Fairchild Family Origin

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Fairchild Family Occupations

What did your Fairchild ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Fairchild occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 6% of Fairchild's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Agricultural Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fairchild. A less common occupation for the Fairchild family was Annuitant.

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  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Farmer

    5%
  • Annuitant

    2%

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

Fairchild Historical Records

What Fairchild family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fairchild. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fairchild census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Fairchild

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Fairchild. 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 Fairchild. For the veterans among your Fairchild ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fairchild Life Expectancy

What is the average Fairchild lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Fairchild life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Fairchild in 1943 was 30, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fairchild

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fairchild 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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