Farnell Family History

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Farnell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many places, such as Farnell (Kent, Wiltshire), Farnhill (West Yorkshire), and Fernhill (Cheshire), named from Old English fearn ‘fern’ + hyll ‘hill’. In a few cases it may also derive from Farnell in Angus, Scotland, although the surname is not now common in Scotland.

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

Similar surnames: Farwell, Darnall, Carnell, Darnell, Farney, Arnall, Arnell, Varnell

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Farnell Family Origin

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Farnell Family Occupations

What did your Farnell 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 Farnell. 2% of Farnell men worked as a General Labourer and 52% of Farnell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Farnell were Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Dut

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Farmer
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut

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

Farnell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Farnell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Farnell 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Farnell. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Farnell. For the veterans among your Farnell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Farnell Life Expectancy

What is the average Farnell lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Farnell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Farnell in 1956 was 56, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Farnell

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