Far Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Mar, Bar, Dar, Car, Kar, Zar, Sar, Han, Mark, Yan

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Far Family Origin

Where is the Far family from?

Far Family Occupations

What did your Far ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Far family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Far. The most common Far occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Far's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Farm Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    10%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Far ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Far Historical Records

What Far family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Far. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Far census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Far. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 30,000 military records available for the last name Far. For the veterans among your Far ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Far Life Expectancy

What is the average Far lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2003, in the United States, Far life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Far in 1967 was 69, and 80 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Far

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Far ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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