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Farrens Family History

Farrens Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Farren, with English patronymic -s.

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


Similar surnames: Farrin, Farren, Farran, Farron, Warrens, Ferren, Martens, Torrens

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Where is the Farrens family from?

You can see how Farrens families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Farrens family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Farrens families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 16 Farrens families living in Quebec. This was about 84% of all the recorded Farrens's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Farrens families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Farrens surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Farrens ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Farrens. 28% of Farrens men worked as a Farmer and 56% of Farrens women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Farrens were Operator and Teacher.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farm Helper
    9%
  • Operator
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    56%
  • Housework
    23%
  • Teacher
    23%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Farrens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Farrens 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 211 immigration records available for the last name Farrens. 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 365 military records available for the last name Farrens. For the veterans among your Farrens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Farrens lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Farrens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Farrens in 1950 was 29, and 70 in 2004.

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