Farr Family History

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Farr Name Meaning

English: from Middle English farre ‘bull’, applied as a nickname for a fierce or lusty man or a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept a bull. German: nickname from Middle High German varne, var, with the same meaning as 1.

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

Similar surnames: Garr, Barr, Furr, Parr, Fair, Pfarr, Farm, Fahr, Narr, Farro

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Farr Family Origin

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Farr Family Occupations

What did your Farr 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 Farr. 9% of Farr men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Farr women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Farr were Bricklayer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Gardener
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated

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

Farr Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 182,000 census records available for the last name Farr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Farr 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Farr. 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 24,000 military records available for the last name Farr. For the veterans among your Farr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Farr Life Expectancy

What is the average Farr lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Farr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1949. The average life expectancy for Farr in 1941 was 31, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Farr 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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