Faust Name Meaning

German, Jewish (Ashkenazic), and French (Alsace-Lorraine): from Middle High German fust ‘fist’, presumably a nickname for a strong or pugnacious person or for someone with a club hand or other deformity of the hand. German and French (Alsace-Lorraine): from a personal name (Latin Faustus, meaning ‘fortunate’, ‘lucky’, a derivative of favere ‘to favor’). This was borne by at least one Christian martyr.

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


Similar surnames: Fausto, Gast, Ast, Baust, Last, Maus, Fass, Fast, Lust, Forst

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Faust Family Origin

Where is the Faust family from?

SHOW MORE

Faust Family Occupations

What did your Faust ancestors do for a living?

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

SHOW MORE
  • Butler Domestic Serv

    13%
  • Cap Maker

    13%
  • Coalminer

    13%
  • Housekeeper Office

    13%

In 1881, Butler Domestic Serv, Cap Maker and Coalminer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Faust. The most common Faust occupation in the UK was Butler Domestic Serv. 13% of Faust's were Butler Domestic Servs. A less common occupation for the Faust family was Housekeeper Office.

Source: Census data for Faust | Data not to scale

Faust Historical Records

What Faust family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Faust ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Faust

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Faust Life Expectancy

What is the average Faust lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Faust 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.

SHOW MORE

United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Faust life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Faust in 1940 was 34, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Faust

Famous Faust Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)

James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Look up another name