Farthing Family History

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Farthing Name Meaning

habitational name from a place named in Old English with feorðing ‘fourth (part)’, ‘quarter’, being the fourth part of a larger administrative area. There are fifteen or more minor places with this name in southern England. As a surname, it may also denote someone who paid a farthing in rent, from the same word in the sense ‘farthing’, ‘quarter of a penny’. from the Old Norse personal name Farþegn, composed of the elements fara ‘to go’ + þegn ‘warrior’, ‘hero’.

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

Similar surnames: Worthing, Harting, Fearing, Darling, Hasting, Harding, Harling

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Farthing Family Origin

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Farthing Family Occupations

What did your Farthing ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Farthing. The most common Farthing occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 13% of Farthing's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Farthing family was Labourer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Labourer


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

Farthing Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Farthing. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Farthing 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Farthing. 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 Farthing. For the veterans among your Farthing ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Farthing Life Expectancy

What is the average Farthing lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Farthing life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Farthing in 1943 was 43, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Farthing

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Farthing 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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