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Farewell Name Meaning

variant of Farwell. according to Reaney the name ‘appears frequently in Suffolk from 1275 to 1417, always without a preposition, and is, no doubt, a phrase name, Fare well!’.

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


Similar surnames: Wardwell, Farwell, Bakewell, Markwell, Bardwell, Madewell, Fretwell

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Farewell Family Origin

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Farewell Family Occupations

What did your Farewell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Farewell family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Clothing Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Farewell. The most common Farewell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Farewell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    49%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Clothing Dealer

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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Farewell Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Farewell ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Farewell Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, Farewell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Farewell in 1955 was 56, and 74 in 2004.

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