Farrar Family History

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Farrar Name Meaning

Northern English: occupational name for a smith or worker in iron, from Middle English and Old French farrour, ferour, from medieval Latin ferrator, an agent derivative of ferrare ‘to shoe horses’, from ferrum ‘iron’, in medieval Latin ‘horseshoe’. Compare Ferrier and Farrow.

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

Similar surnames: Farmer, Arras, Ferraro, Farrow, Farro, Ferrara, Farran, Ferrer

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Farrar Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Farrar name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Farrar. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • France


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Farrar Family Origin

Where is the Farrar family from?

Farrar Family Occupations

What did your Farrar ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Farrar family was Annuitant. The most common Farrar occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 4% of Farrar's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Farrar.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Grocer

  • Annuitant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Farrar ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Farrar Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 149,000 census records available for the last name Farrar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Farrar 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 Farrar. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Farrar. For the veterans among your Farrar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Farrar Life Expectancy

What is the average Farrar lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Farrar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Farrar in 1943 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Farrar

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Farrar 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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