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Fara Surname Meaning

Italian (Sardinia): occupational name from Sardinian fara ‘messenger courier collector’. Czech and Slovak (also Fára): topographic name from fara ‘priest's house’. English: variant of Farrar . Altered form of Arabic Farah . Albanian: nickname from farë (definite form fara) ‘seed’ also ‘kin group’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bara, Zara, Kara, Mara, Fata, Fake, Faria, Flora, Bar, Faro

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Where is the Fara family from?

You can see how Fara families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fara family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Fara families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 3 Fara families living in London. This was about 21% of all the recorded Fara's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Fara families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fara surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fara ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Fara. 100% of Fara women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fara 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Fara. 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 Cards

There are 588 military records available for the last name Fara. For the veterans among your Fara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fara lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Fara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Fara in 1963 was 71, and 85 in 2004.

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