Faw Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of South German Pfau or the variant Pfoh, a nickname for someone thought to resemble a peacock in some way, or a habitational name for someone who lived at a house or tavern distinguished by the sign of a peacock.

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

Similar surnames: Fay, Cap, Raw, Lau, Sas, Gaw, Fan, Law, Fey, Fax

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Faw Family Origin

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Faw Family Occupations

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In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Faw. 86% of Faw women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Household Duties

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

Faw Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 526 immigration records available for the last name Faw. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Faw. For the veterans among your Faw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Faw Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Faw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1954. The average life expectancy for Faw in 1954 was 90, and 87 in 2004.

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