Farthing Family History

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Farthing Name Meaning

habitational name from a place named in Old English with feorðing ‘fourth (part)’, ‘quarter’, being the fourth part of a larger administrative area. There are fifteen or more minor places with this name in southern England. As a surname, it may also denote someone who paid a farthing in rent, from the same word in the sense ‘farthing’, ‘quarter of a penny’. from the Old Norse personal name Farþegn, composed of the elements fara ‘to go’ + þegn ‘warrior’, ‘hero’.

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


Similar surnames: Worthing, Harting, Fearing, Darling, Hasting, Harding, Harling

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Farthing Family Origin

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Farthing Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    57%
  • Machinst

    14%
  • Mason

    14%
  • Seaman

    14%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Farthing family was Seaman. The most common Farthing occupation in Canada was Farmer. 57% of Farthing's were Farmers. Farmer, Machinst and Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Farthing.

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Farthing Life Expectancy

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