Faison Family History

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Faison Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of English, Dutch, or French Faisant ‘pheasant’, either a metonymic occupational name for a breeder of pheasants or a nickname for someone who was thought to resemble the bird. Faisant is found as a surname of Old French origin in Middle English, but is not found in present-day Britain.

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

Similar surnames: Raison, Falcon, Maison, Mason, Caison, Farson, Ramson, Hasson, Cason

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Faison Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Faison name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Ivory Coast/Ghana


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Faison Family Origin

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Faison Family Occupations

What did your Faison ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Faison occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Faison's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Faison family was Keeping House. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Faison.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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Faison Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Faison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Faison 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 652 immigration records available for the last name Faison. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Faison. For the veterans among your Faison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Faison Life Expectancy

What is the average Faison lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Faison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Faison in 1943 was 41, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Faison 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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