Faul Family History

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Faul Name Meaning

Irish or Scottish: reduced form of McFaul. English: variant of Fall 2. South German: from a byname for a weakling, from Middle High German vul, voul ‘frail’, ‘decayed’, ‘foul’, ‘weak’. Later the term took on the meaning ‘lazy’ and in some cases the surname may have arisen from this sense.

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

Similar surnames: Fall, Fail, Aul, Fahl, Gaul, Paul, Maul, Lau, Saul, Faull

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Faul Family Origin

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Faul Family Occupations

What did your Faul ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Boiler Maker, Tin Miner and Chemist & Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Faul. A less common occupation for the Faul family was Coal Merchant. The most common Faul occupation in the UK was Boiler Maker. 18% of Faul's were Boiler Makers.

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  • Boiler Maker

  • Tin Miner

  • Chemist & Grocer

  • Coal Merchant


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

Faul Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Faul. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Faul 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 Faul. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Faul. For the veterans among your Faul ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Faul Life Expectancy

What is the average Faul lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Faul life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Faul in 1942 was 42, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Faul

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Faul 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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