Farnham Family History

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Farnham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called. Most, including those in Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Essex, Suffolk, Surrey, and West Yorkshire, are named from Old English fearn ‘fern’ + ham ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’.

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

Similar surnames: Wareham, Burnham, Fordham, Barham, Turnham, Harpham, Derham, Parham

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Farnham Family Origin

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Farnham Family Occupations

What did your Farnham ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Farnham occupation in Canada was Farmer. 19% of Farnham's were Farmers. Farmer, Joiner and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Farnham. A less common occupation for the Farnham family was Caulker.

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  • Farmer

  • Joiner

  • Carpenter

  • Caulker


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

Farnham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Farnham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Farnham 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Farnham. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Farnham. For the veterans among your Farnham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Farnham Life Expectancy

What is the average Farnham lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Farnham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Farnham in 1946 was 42, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Farnham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Farnham 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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