Farwell Family History

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Farwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Staffordshire, so named from Old English fæger ‘pleasant’ + wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Harwell, Farnell, Foxwell, Haswell, Bardwell, Caswell, Burwell

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Farwell Family Origin

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Farwell Family Occupations

What did your Farwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Farwell. 2% of Farwell men worked as a Builders Labourer and 57% of Farwell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Farwell were Dairy Farmer and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Builders Labourer
    2%
  • Butcher
    2%
  • Carpenter
    2%
  • Dairy Farmer
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    57%
  • Domestic Servant
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
  • Private Means
    2%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Farwell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Farwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Farwell 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 Farwell. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Farwell. For the veterans among your Farwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Farwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Farwell lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Farwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Farwell in 1945 was 21, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Farwell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Farwell 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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