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Farris Family History

Farris Name Meaning
Scottish: variant of Fergus, in which the Gaelic gh sound has been dropped rather than being altered to g. Compare Farrish, Ferris.Probably also a variant of English Farrar; the name is quite common in southeast England. KaM.

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

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146,854 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
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Name Distribution of Farris Families

  • Number of Farris families
     185 - 368
     62 - 184
     1 - 61
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Farris families
     52 - 101
     18 - 51
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Farris families
     10 - 18
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Farris Family Origin

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Farris Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Farris

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Farris Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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