Farkas Family History

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Farkas Name Meaning

Hungarian: from the old secular personal name (later also ecclesiastical name) Farkas. Hungarian: nickname from farkas ‘wolf’. Slovenian, Czech, and Slovak (Farkaš): nickname from Old Slavic farkaš ‘wolf’, a word of Hungarian origin. Jewish (from Hungary): translation of the Yiddish personal name Volf meaning ‘wolf’, or else an ornamental adoption of the Hungarian word.

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

Similar surnames: Maras, Fara, Markos, Jarka, Arras, Barkus, Bakas, Taras, Farnan

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Farkas Ethnicity Estimate

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

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  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • England & Wales


  • European Jewish


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Farkas Family Origin

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Farkas Family Occupations

What did your Farkas ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Farkas occupation in the USA was Merchant. 100% of Farkas's were Merchants.

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  • Merchant


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Farkas Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Farkas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Farkas 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Farkas. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Farkas. For the veterans among your Farkas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Farkas Life Expectancy

What is the average Farkas lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Farkas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Farkas in 1944 was 31, and 78 in 2004.

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