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Farewell Name Meaning

variant of Farwell. according to Reaney the name ‘appears frequently in Suffolk from 1275 to 1417, always without a preposition, and is, no doubt, a phrase name, Fare well!’.

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


Similar surnames: Wardwell, Farwell, Bakewell, Markwell, Bardwell, Madewell, Fretwell

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Farewell Family Origin

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Farewell Family Occupations

What did your Farewell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Farewell family was Hemp Dresser. Agricultural Laborer, Ag Labourer and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Farewell. The most common Farewell occupation in the UK was Agricultural Laborer. 20% of Farewell's were Agricultural Laborers.

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  • Agricultural Laborer

    20%
  • Ag Labourer

    10%
  • Bricklayer

    10%
  • Hemp Dresser

    10%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Farewell ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Farewell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Farewell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Farewell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Farewell. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Farewell. For the veterans among your Farewell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Farewell Life Expectancy

What is the average Farewell lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Farewell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Farewell in 1955 was 56, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Farewell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Farewell ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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