Fairlie Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Fairlie Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from any of several places in Scotland so called (see Fairley). Possibly also an Americanized spelling of South German Fährle, Värli, a metonymic occupational name for a hog farmer, from a diminutive of Middle High German varch ‘pig’, ‘piglet’.

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

Similar surnames: Fairley, Faille, Harle, Faile, Bailie, Maire, Fallin, Haidle, Ainslie

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Fairlie Family Origin

Where is the Fairlie family from?

Fairlie Family Occupations

What did your Fairlie ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Carpenter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Fairlie. 4% of Fairlie men worked as a Carpenter and 50% of Fairlie women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fairlie were Licensed Victualler and Domestic Servant

View Census data for Fairlie | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Carpenter
  • Gardener
  • Joiner
  • Licensed Victualler

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Bank Clerk
  • Domestic Servant

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Fairlie Historical Records

What Fairlie family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Fairlie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fairlie 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 Fairlie

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Fairlie. 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.

View all Fairlie immigration records

Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Fairlie. For the veterans among your Fairlie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Fairlie military records

You've only scratched the surface of Fairlie family history.

Fairlie Life Expectancy

What is the average Fairlie lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Fairlie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Fairlie in 1962 was 72, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fairlie

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fairlie 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.

Famous Fairlie Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name