Farnum Family History

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Farnum Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Farnham.

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


Similar surnames: Farnam, Varnum, Harcum, Hannum, Fain, Barnum, Baum, Farnes, Farney

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Farnum Family Origin

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Farnum Family Occupations

What did your Farnum ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Farnum occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Farnum's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Farnum. A less common occupation for the Farnum family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    2%
  • Carpenter

    2%

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

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

Farnum Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Farnum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Farnum 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 Farnum. 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 Farnum. For the veterans among your Farnum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Farnum Life Expectancy

What is the average Farnum lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Farnum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Farnum in 1944 was 24, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Farnum

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Farnum 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.

Famous Farnum Family

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John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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