Farquhar Family History

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Farquhar Name Meaning

Scottish (Aberdeenshire): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhearchair ‘son of Fearchar’, a personal name composed of the elements fear ‘man’ + car ‘loving’, ‘beloved’.

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


Similar surnames: Faragher, Marquis, Dardar, Marusak, Farnan, Fara, Barnhart, Farhat

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Farquhar Family Origin

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Farquhar Family Occupations

What did your Farquhar 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 Farquhar. 37% of Farquhar men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Farquhar women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Farquhar were Motor Engineer Car Salesman and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    37%
  • Medical Practitioner
    28%
  • Bus Conductor
    19%
  • Motor Engineer Car Salesman
    19%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    71%
  • Private Means
    8%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Housewife
    4%

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

Farquhar Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 49,000 census records available for the last name Farquhar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Farquhar 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Farquhar. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Farquhar. For the veterans among your Farquhar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Farquhar Life Expectancy

What is the average Farquhar lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Farquhar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Farquhar in 1955 was 39, and 74 in 2004.

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