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Farman Name Meaning

English and French: from an Old Norse personal name, Farmaðr, denoting a seafarer or traveling merchant. English: occupational name for a peddler or itinerant merchant, Middle English far(e)man, from an Old Norse word meaning ‘traveling man’ (see 1). Muslim: from the Arabic personal name based on faraman ‘command’, ‘order’, ‘decree’. It is also found in compound names such as Faraman-ullah ‘order of Allah’.

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

Similar surnames: Warman, Carman, Forman, Harman, Farran, German, Arman, Fairman

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Where is the Farman family from?

You can see how Farman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Farman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Farman families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 43 Farman families living in Ontario. This was about 44% of all the recorded Farman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Farman families in 1911.
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What did your Farman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Farman. 50% of Farman men worked as a Farmer.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Chauffeur
  • Box Maker
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Farman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Farman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Farman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Farman. For the veterans among your Farman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Farman lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Farman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Farman in 1962 was 73, and 79 in 2004.

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