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Farney Family History

Farney Name Meaning
English and Scottish: of uncertain origin; perhaps a topographic name from Middle English fern ‘fern’ + heye ‘enclosure’, or possibly a habitational name from a minor place so named. Compare Forney, Furney. adm; 1881 British census has 39; UK 14.Variant of German Farner.

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

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8,662 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,209 Military Records
824 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Farney Families

  • Number of Farney families
     20 - 37
     7 - 19
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Farney families
     12 - 21
     5 - 11
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Farney families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Farney Family Origin

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Farney Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Farney

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Farney Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Farney Civil War Service Records

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