Fairman Family History

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Fairman Name Meaning

English: occupational name for the servant of someone named Fair, or a nickname meaning ‘handsome man’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames, notably Feuerman (see Feuer). Probably an Americanized spelling of German Fährmann, a variant of Fehrmann.

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

Similar surnames: Farman, Harman, Aikman, Furman, Karman, Warman, Faiman, Carman

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Fairman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Fairman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Fairman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • Norway


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Fairman Family Origin

Where is the Fairman family from?

Fairman Family Occupations

What did your Fairman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Bricklayer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fairman. The most common Fairman occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Fairman's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Fairman family was Labourer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Bricklayer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer


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

Fairman Historical Records

What Fairman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Fairman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fairman 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 Fairman. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Fairman. For the veterans among your Fairman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fairman Life Expectancy

What is the average Fairman lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Fairman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Fairman in 1946 was 43, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fairman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fairman 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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