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Farkas Family History

Farkas Name Meaning
Hungarian: from the old secular personal name (later also ecclesiastical name) Farkas.Hungarian: nickname from farkas ‘wolf’.Slovenian, Czech, and Slovak (Farkaš): nickname from Old Slavic farkaš ‘wolf’, a word of Hungarian origin.Jewish (from Hungary): translation of the Yiddish personal name Volf meaning ‘wolf’, or else an ornamental adoption of the Hungarian word.

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

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499,657 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,783 Military Records
11,418 Immigration Records
14,775 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Farkas Families

  • Number of Farkas families
     60 - 117
     21 - 59
     1 - 20
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Farkas families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Farkas Family Origin

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Farkas Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Farkas

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Farkas Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Farkas census records

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Military Service by Farkas

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