Farm Name Meaning

Scottish and English: possibly a metonymic occupational name for a tax farmer, from Middle English ferme ‘fixed yearly amount payable as tax, rent, or the like’ (see Farmer). The English word farm did not come to mean ‘farmhouse’ or ‘cultivated land’ until the 16th century. Compare Farmer.

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

Similar surnames: Farr, Fare, Faro, Harm, Farb, Ramm, Baum, Warm, Saum, Ward

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Farm Family Origin

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Farm Family Occupations

What did your Farm ancestors do for a living?

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

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Engineer


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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Farm family was Engineer. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Farm. The most common Farm occupation in the USA was Farmer. 59% of Farm's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Farm | Data not to scale

Farm Historical Records

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Farm Life Expectancy

What is the average Farm lifespan?

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United States

Between 1957 and 2004, Farm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Farm in 1957 was 66, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Farm

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