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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : occupational name for the servant of someone named Fair, or a nickname meaning ‘handsome man’.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames, notably Feuerman (see Feuer).
  • Probably an Americanized spelling of German Fährmann, a variant of Fehrmann.

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