Farren Family History

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Farren Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Faracháin ‘descendant of Farachán’, a personal name perhaps derived from Ánrothán (see Hanrahan) with the addition of an initial F-. Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fearáin, from a diminutive of fear ‘man’ or of the personal name Fearadhach (see Ferry). Possibly also English: according to Reaney, a nickname composed of Old English fæger ‘fair’ + hine ‘servant’ or an occupational name from Old English fearr ‘bull’ + hine, i.e. ‘bull keeper’. Possibly also German: from Middle High German var(r)e ‘(young) bull’, ‘steer’.

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

Similar surnames: Warren, Karren, Ferren, Farrell, Farmer, Barre, Morren, Carden

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Farren Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Farren name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Farren. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Farren Family Origin

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Farren Family Occupations

What did your Farren ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Cotton Spinner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Farren. The most common Farren occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 3% of Farren's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Farren family was Carman.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Cotton Spinner

  • Labourer

  • Carman


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Farren Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Farren. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Farren 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Farren. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Farren. For the veterans among your Farren ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Farren Life Expectancy

What is the average Farren lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Farren life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Farren in 1943 was 36, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Farren 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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