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Farrell Family History

Farrell Name Meaning
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fearghail ‘descendant of Fearghal’, a personal name composed of the elements fear ‘man’ + gal ‘valor’.

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

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544,875 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
76,122 Military Records
83,805 Immigration Records
415,531 Census and Voter Lists
457,740 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Farrell Families

  • Number of Farrell families
     1,121 - 2,240
     374 - 1,120
     1 - 373
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Farrell families
     1,017 - 2,032
     340 - 1,016
     1 - 339
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Farrell families
     216 - 430
     73 - 215
     1 - 72
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Farrell census records

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Farrell Family Origin

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Farrell Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Farrell families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Farrell

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Farrell Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Farrell census records

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Farrell Civil War Service Records

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