Faler Family History

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Faler Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Pfahler, Pfähler from Middle High German pfal ‘stake’, ‘post’, an early loan word from Latin palus. It was a topographic name for someone who lived near a post marking the village boundary, or just outside a city wall; or alternatively an occupational name for a postmaker. Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Fehler.

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

Similar surnames: Filer, Falter, Saler, Fader, Faller, Faber, Haler, Hayer, Falor

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Faler Family Origin

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Faler Family Occupations

What did your Faler ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Boot Repairer and Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Faler. 50% of Faler men worked as a Boot Repairer and 34% of Faler women worked as a Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Faler were Engineering Costing Clerk and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Boot Repairer
  • Engineering Costing Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Domestic Duties
  • Assistant Cashier Multip Store
  • Home Duties
  • Incapacitated

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

Faler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Faler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Faler 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 532 immigration records available for the last name Faler. 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 745 military records available for the last name Faler. For the veterans among your Faler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Faler Life Expectancy

What is the average Faler lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Faler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Faler in 1955 was 48, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Faler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Faler 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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