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Farb Family History

Farb Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a dyer from German Farbe ‘color’. Compare Farber .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Garb, Farr, Farm, Kalb, Harb, Falb, Faro, Salb, Bar, Gard

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Where is the Farb family from?

You can see how Farb families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Farb family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Farb families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Farb families living in Iowa. This was about 45% of all the recorded Farb's in USA. Iowa and 1 other state had the highest population of Farb families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Farb surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Farb ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Farb. 26% of Farb men worked as a Clerk and 67% of Farb women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Farb were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    26%
  • Salesman
    19%
  • Resturant
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    67%
  • Housewife
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Farb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Farb census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 591 immigration records available for the last name Farb. 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 Cards

There are 399 military records available for the last name Farb. For the veterans among your Farb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Farb lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2003, in the United States, Farb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Farb in 1959 was 50, and 75 in 2003.

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