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 Family Origin

Where is the Farrar family from?

Farrar Family Occupations

What did your Farrar 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 Farrar. 1% of Farrar men worked as a General Labourer and 51% of Farrar women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Farrar were Colliery Hewer Below and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Colliery Hewer
  • Colliery Hewer Below

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated
  • Private Means

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

Farrar Historical Records

What Farrar family records will you find?

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

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