Farrow Family History

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Farrow Name Meaning

Northern English: hypercorrected form of Farrar, occupational name for a smith or worker in iron. The original -ar or -er ending of this name came to be regarded as an error, and was changed to -ow.

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

Similar surnames: Farro, Farrar, Yarrow, Barrow, Arrow, Carrow, Ferro, Harrow, Farlow

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Farrow Family Origin

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Farrow Family Occupations

What did your Farrow ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Farrow family was Carpenter. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Farrow. The most common Farrow occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Farrow's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Carpenter


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

Farrow Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 149,000 census records available for the last name Farrow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Farrow 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Farrow. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Farrow. For the veterans among your Farrow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Farrow Life Expectancy

What is the average Farrow lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Farrow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Farrow in 1940 was 32, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Farrow

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Farrow 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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