Farr Family History

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Farr Name Meaning

English: from Middle English farre ‘bull’, applied as a nickname for a fierce or lusty man or a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept a bull. German: nickname from Middle High German varne, var, with the same meaning as 1.

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

Similar surnames: Garr, Barr, Furr, Parr, Fair, Pfarr, Farm, Fahr, Narr, Farro

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Farr Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Farr name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Farr. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • France


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Farr Family Origin

Where is the Farr family from?

Farr Family Occupations

What did your Farr ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Farr family was Butcher. Farmer, School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Farr. The most common Farr occupation in Canada was Farmer. 44% of Farr's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Labourer

  • Butcher


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

Farr Historical Records

What Farr family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 182,000 census records available for the last name Farr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Farr 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Farr. 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 24,000 military records available for the last name Farr. For the veterans among your Farr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Farr Life Expectancy

What is the average Farr lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Farr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1949. The average life expectancy for Farr in 1941 was 31, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Farr 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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