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Farris Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Fergus, in which the Gaelic gh sound has been dropped rather than being altered to g. Compare Farrish, Ferris. Probably also a variant of English Farrar; the name is quite common in southeast England.

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


Similar surnames: Ferris, Harris, Faris, Barris, Carris, Marris, Farrish, Parris

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Farris Family Origin

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Farris Family Occupations

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  • Currier

    8%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Annuitant

    3%

In 1881, Currier, Agricultural Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Farris. The most common Farris occupation in the UK was Currier. 8% of Farris's were Curriers. A less common occupation for the Farris family was Annuitant.

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Farris Life Expectancy

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