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Fairweather Name Meaning

English and Scottish: nickname for a person with a sunny temperament. Compare Merryweather. There is a legend that a Scottish family of Highland origin assumed this name in punning allusion to Job 37:22, ‘Fair weather cometh out of the north’. At the present time the surname is most frequent in East Anglia.

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


Similar surnames: Feather, Starkweather, Merriweather, Fairbrother, Weathers, Faragher

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Fairweather Family Origin

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Fairweather Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Annuitant

    2%
  • Dressmaker

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Fairweather family was Dressmaker. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fairweather. The most common Fairweather occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Fairweather's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Fairweather Life Expectancy

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