Farris Family History

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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

What did your Farris ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Farris family was Annuitant. 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.

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  • Currier

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Annuitant


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

Farris Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 104,000 census records available for the last name Farris. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Farris 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Farris. 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 24,000 military records available for the last name Farris. For the veterans among your Farris ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Farris Life Expectancy

What is the average Farris lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Farris life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Farris in 1942 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Farris 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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