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Farrar Family History

Farrar Name Meaning
Northern English: occupational name for a smith or worker in iron, from Middle English and Old French farrour, ferour, from medieval Latin ferrator, an agent derivative of ferrare ‘to shoe horses’, from ferrum ‘iron’, in medieval Latin ‘horseshoe’. Compare Ferrier and Farrow.

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

1,033,039 Historical Documents with Farrar on Ancestry.com
188,034 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
17,881 Military Records
8,392 Immigration Records
128,500 Census and Voter Lists
690,232 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Farrar Families

  • Number of Farrar families
     88 - 173
     30 - 87
     1 - 29
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Farrar families
     1,287 - 2,571
     430 - 1,286
     1 - 429
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Farrar families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Farrar Family Origin

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Farrar Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Farrar

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Farrar Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Farrar census records

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Farrar Civil War Service Records

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