Farrell Family History

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Farrell Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fearghail ‘descendant of Fearghal’, a personal name composed of the elements fear ‘man’ + gal ‘valor’.

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

Similar surnames: Farrelly, Harrell, Farren, O'farrell, Hurrell, Correll, Gorrell

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Farrell Family Origin

Where is the Farrell family from?

Farrell Family Occupations

What did your Farrell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Farrell family was Tailor. The most common Farrell occupation in the UK was Labourer. 8% of Farrell's were Labourers. Labourer, Coal Miner and Charwoman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Farrell.

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  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Charwoman

  • Tailor


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

Farrell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 445,000 census records available for the last name Farrell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Farrell 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 91,000 immigration records available for the last name Farrell. 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 83,000 military records available for the last name Farrell. For the veterans among your Farrell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Farrell Life Expectancy

What is the average Farrell lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Farrell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Farrell in 1940 was 56, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Farrell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Farrell 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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