Farmer Family History

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Farmer Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English, Old French ferm(i)er (Late Latin firmarius). The term denoted in the first instance a tax farmer, one who undertook the collection of taxes, revenues, and imposts, paying a fixed (Latin firmus) sum for the proceeds, and only secondarily someone who rented land for the purpose of cultivation; it was not applied to an owner of cultivated land before the 17th century. Irish: Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Mac an Scolóige ‘son of the husbandman’, a rare surname of northern and western Ireland.

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

Similar surnames: Larmer, Farm, Dormer, Farrar, Barber, Armer, Harmer, Carmer, Hammer

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Farmer Family Origin

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Farmer Family Occupations

What did your Farmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Farmer. 2% of Farmer men worked as a General Labourer and 51% of Farmer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Farmer were Gardener and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Servant

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Farmer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 522,000 census records available for the last name Farmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Farmer 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 44,000 immigration records available for the last name Farmer. 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 76,000 military records available for the last name Farmer. For the veterans among your Farmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Farmer Life Expectancy

What is the average Farmer lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Farmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Farmer in 1940 was 49, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Farmer 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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