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Farewell Family History

Farewell Name Meaning
variant of Farwell.according to Reaney the name ‘appears frequently in Suffolk from 1275 to 1417, always without a preposition, and is, no doubt, a phrase name, Fare well!’.

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

27,912 Historical Documents with Farewell on Ancestry.com
5,393 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,606 Military Records
467 Immigration Records
6,663 Census and Voter Lists
12,783 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Farewell Families

  • Number of Farewell families
     13 - 23
     5 - 12
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Farewell families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Farewell last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Farewell census records

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Farewell Family Origin

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Farewell Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Farewell

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Farewell Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Farewell census records

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Farewell Civil War Service Records

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