Faith Name Meaning

English (most frequent in northern Ireland): from Middle English fe(i)th ‘belief (especially Christian belief)’, ‘faithfulness’, ‘loyalty’. This may have been a nickname for a trustworthy person, but was more probably bestowed on one who used ‘Faith!’ frequently as a mild oath or exclamation.

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


Similar surnames: Raith, Fitch, Fait, Bath, Gaeth, Garth, Fitz, Fail, Haigh, Fast

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Faith Family Origin

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Faith Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    8%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Bricklayer

    4%
  • Porter

    4%

In 1881, the most common Faith occupation in the UK was Farmer. 8% of Faith's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Faith. A less common occupation for the Faith family was Porter.

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Faith Historical Records

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Faith Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1949 and 2004, Faith life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Faith in 1949 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Faith

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