Fawley Family History

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Fawley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Fawley, in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and Hampshire. The first is probably so named from Old English as fealu ‘fallow’ (probably used in the sense ‘fallow deer’) + leah ‘woodland clearing’, while the last two are from either Old English fealu ‘fallow-colored’ or fealg ‘plowed land’ + leah.

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

Similar surnames: Hawley, Farley, Fadley, Bowley, Barley, Lawley, Marley, Manley

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Fawley Family Origin

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Fawley Family Occupations

What did your Fawley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Nail Maker and Banksman At Coal Pit were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fawley. A less common occupation for the Fawley family was Bobin Carrier (C M). The most common Fawley occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 10% of Fawley's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Nail Maker

  • Banksman At Coal Pit

  • Bobin Carrier (C M)


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Fawley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Fawley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fawley 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 755 immigration records available for the last name Fawley. 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 Fawley. For the veterans among your Fawley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fawley Life Expectancy

What is the average Fawley lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Fawley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Fawley in 1959 was 55, and 68 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fawley 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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