When Johann Erdmann Faust was born on 3 August 1787, in Kampkenhöfen, Lablacken, Labiau, East Prussia, Prussia, Germany, his father, Erdman Faust, was 33 and his mother, Maria Elisabeth Bierkandt, was 36. He married Maria Charlotta Galling about 1810, in Kampkenhöfen, Lablacken, Labiau, East Prussia, Prussia, Germany. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 3 November 1869, in his hometown, at the age of 82.
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German fūst ‘fist’, presumably a nickname for a strong or pugnacious person or for someone with a club hand or other deformity of the hand. It is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine).
German and French: from a personal name, from Latin Faustus, meaning ‘fortunate, lucky’ (a derivative of favere ‘to favor’). This name was borne by at least one Christian martyr.