Farnsley Family History

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Farnsley Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin. It is probably a habitational name; there is a Farnsley Farm in Derbyshire, or it could perhaps be from any of three places in Yorkshire named Farnley, named in Old English with fearn ‘fern’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. The surname seems to have died out in England.

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

Similar surnames: Wansley, Farley, Ansley, Tansley, Bardsley, Farney, Hansley, Hensley

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Farnsley Family Origin

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Farnsley Family Occupations

What did your Farnsley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Farnsley family was Keeping House. The most common Farnsley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Farnsley's were Farmers. Farmer, Day Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Farnsley.

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  • Farmer

  • Day Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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Farnsley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Farnsley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Farnsley 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 49 immigration records available for the last name Farnsley. 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 186 military records available for the last name Farnsley. For the veterans among your Farnsley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Farnsley Life Expectancy

What is the average Farnsley lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Farnsley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Farnsley in 1963 was 84, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Farnsley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Farnsley 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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