Farina Family History

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Farina Name Meaning

Italian: from farina ‘wheat flour’ (Latin farina), a metonymic occupational name for a miller or flour merchant. In some cases it may also have been a nickname for someone with a pale complexion. Galician and Asturian-Leonese (Fariña): from Galician and Asturian-Leonese fariña ‘wheat flour’ (Latin farina; compare 1). possibly also Catalan: from farina ‘flour’ (from Latin farina; compare 1).

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

Similar surnames: Farinas, Faria, Marino, Sardina, Farinha, Barna, Marina, Farino

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Farina Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Farina name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Farina. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Italy


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • Germanic Europe


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Farina Family Origin

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Farina Family Occupations

What did your Farina ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Farina occupation in the USA was Farming. 33% of Farina's were Farmings. Farming and Janitor Of Public School were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Farina. A less common occupation for the Farina family was Laborer.

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  • Farming

  • Janitor Of Public School

  • Laborer


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

Farina Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Farina. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Farina 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Farina. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Farina. For the veterans among your Farina ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Farina Life Expectancy

What is the average Farina lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Farina life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Farina in 1949 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Farina 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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