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Meaning and Origin

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  1. United States film actor noted for his swashbuckling roles (1883-1939)
  2. United States film actor; son of Douglas Elton Fairbanks, (1909-2000)
  1. An English habitational surname for someone who lived in any of several places named "fair bank" etc.
  2. A city in Alaska, USA.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Fairbanks

Douglas Fairbanks was an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. His most notable accomplishments were from 1899 to 1899. Douglas was given the name Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman on May 23rd, 1883 in Denver. Douglas is also known as Ullman and Douglas Elton Thomas. He died on December 12th, 1939.


Jr. Douglas Fairbanks was an actor and naval officer. Their career lasted from 1916 to 1997. Jr. was given the name Douglas Elton Fairbanks, Jr. by their parent Douglas Fairbanks on December 9th, 1909 in New York City, New York, U.S. They died on May 7th, 2000.


Charles W. Fairbanks was an office holder. Charles was born on May 11th, 1852 in Unionville Center, Ohio. He left this life on June 4th, 1918.


Chuck Fairbanks was a college coach. Chuck was born on June 10th, 1933 in Detroit. He left this life on April 2nd, 2013.


Avard Fairbanks was a sculptor. Avard was given the name Avard Tennyson Fairbanks by his parent John Fairbanks on March 2nd, 1897 in Provo, Utah. He left this life on January 1st, 1987.


Cornelia Fairbanks was a Second Lady of the United States. Cornelia was born in Marysville, Ohio. She passed away on October 24th, 1913.


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Popularity of Fairbanks as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Fairbanks U.S.
  White 83.87% 64.26%
  African American 3.91% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.79% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 6.22% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.84% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.37% 16.26%

Of Last Name Fairbanks

People with the last name Fairbanks are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Fairbanks

  • How Popular is the name Fairbanks? Fairbanks is the 73,284th most popular name of all time. As a last name Fairbanks was the 3,743rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Fairbanks have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11 babies born with the first name Fairbanks in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Fairbanks? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1904 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Fairbanks first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Fairbanks is Thursday, May 10th, 1894.
  • What year had the most people named Fairbanks born? The highest recorded use of the first name Fairbanks was in 1904 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Fairbanks: Your name in reverse order is Sknabriaf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Asifkarbn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Fairbanks? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,466 people with the last name Fairbanks.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fairbanks? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Fairbanks as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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