Fara Family History

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Fara Name Meaning

Southern Italian: from a short form of a female personal name formed with a Germanic element, fara, as in (for example) Burgundofara. Czech (also Fára) and Slovak: from the personal name Farnacius; or alternatively a topographic name from fara ‘priest’s house’.

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

Similar surnames: Bara, Zara, Kara, Mara, Fata, Fake, Faria, Flora, Bar, Faro

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Fara Family Origin

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Fara Family Occupations

What did your Fara ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Fara occupation in the UK was Dressmaker. 33% of Fara's were Dressmakers. Dressmaker and Hotel Manager were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Fara. A less common occupation for the Fara family was Tin Plate Maker.

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  • Dressmaker

  • Hotel Manager

  • Tin Plate Maker


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

Fara Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fara 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Fara. 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 588 military records available for the last name Fara. For the veterans among your Fara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fara Life Expectancy

What is the average Fara lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Fara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Fara in 1963 was 71, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fara

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fara 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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