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Faniel Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived on or near marshy ground, from a diminutive of fagne ‘quagmire’. This, rhyming with Daniel, is how the name Faneuil is pronounced.

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


Similar surnames: Daniel, Cancel, Mantel, Lanier, Fandel, Andel, Fanger, Angel, Manuel

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Where is the Faniel family from?

You can see how Faniel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Faniel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Faniel families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 7 Faniel families living in Channel Islands. This was about 32% of all the recorded Faniel's in the UK. Channel Islands and 1 other county had the highest population of Faniel families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Faniel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Faniel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Faniel. 54% of Faniel men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Faniel women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Faniel were Salesman and Cook.

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    54%
  • Laborer
    29%
  • Painter
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    50%
  • Laundress
    25%
  • Cook
    25%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Faniel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Faniel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 189 immigration records available for the last name Faniel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 116 military records available for the last name Faniel. For the veterans among your Faniel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Faniel lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Faniel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Faniel in 1957 was 29, and 77 in 2004.

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