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Farkas Name Meaning

Hungarian: from the old personal name Farkas derived from farkas ‘wolf’. It is also a nickname derived from the same word. The surname Farkas is also found in Romania and Slovakia (see also 2 below). Slovak Czech Serbian Croatian Slovenian and Rusyn (from Vojvodina in Serbia) (Farkaš): from a Slavicized form of Hungarian farkas ‘wolf’ used either as a nickname or a personal name; or in part an adaptation of the cognate Hungarian surname Farkas (see 1 above). Jewish (from Hungary): translation of the Yiddish personal name Volf meaning ‘wolf’ or else an adoption of the Hungarian surname (see 1 above) as a Hungarian calque of the original surname Wolf .

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

Similar surnames: Maras, Fara, Markos, Jarka, Arras, Barkus, Bakas, Taras, Farnan

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You can see how Farkas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Farkas family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Farkas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 5 Farkas families living in Warwickshire. This was about 42% of all the recorded Farkas's in United Kingdom. Warwickshire had the highest population of Farkas families in 1891.
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In 1939, Domestic Servant was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Farkas. 38% of Farkas women worked as a Domestic Servant. .

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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

  • Domestic Servant
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cook
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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Farkas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Farkas in 1944 was 31, and 78 in 2004.

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