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Farmer Family History

Farmer Name Meaning
English: occupational name from Middle English, Old French ferm(i)er (Late Latin firmarius). The term denoted in the first instance a tax farmer, one who undertook the collection of taxes, revenues, and imposts, paying a fixed (Latin firmus) sum for the proceeds, and only secondarily someone who rented land for the purpose of cultivation; it was not applied to an owner of cultivated land before the 17th century.Irish: Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Mac an Scolóige ‘son of the husbandman’, a rare surname of northern and western Ireland.

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

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597,709 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
71,778 Military Records
40,508 Immigration Records
496,101 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Farmer Families

  • Number of Farmer families
     266 - 530
     89 - 265
     1 - 88
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Farmer families
     635 - 1,268
     212 - 634
     1 - 211
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Farmer families
     130 - 258
     44 - 129
     1 - 43
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Farmer Family Origin

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Farmer Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Farmer

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Farmer Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Farmer census records

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Farmer Civil War Service Records

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