Farnan Family History

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Farnan Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicization of Gaelic Ó Farannáin ‘descendant of Forannán’, a personal name possibly based on forrán ‘attack’. The family bearing this name was connected with the church of Ardstraw in Ulster.

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

Similar surnames: Farman, Farran, Harman, Hannan, Fagan, Barna, Saran, Fara, Ferran

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Farnan Family Origin

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Farnan Family Occupations

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In 1881, Drapers Traveller Corn, Dyer and Flax-Dresser were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Farnan. The most common Farnan occupation in the UK was Drapers Traveller Corn. 11% of Farnan's were Drapers Traveller Corns. A less common occupation for the Farnan family was Furniture Broker.

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  • Drapers Traveller Corn

  • Dyer

  • Flax-Dresser

  • Furniture Broker


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Farnan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Farnan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Farnan 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Farnan. 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 Farnan. For the veterans among your Farnan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Farnan Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Farnan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Farnan in 1953 was 60, and 81 in 2004.

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