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Farmer Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English, Old French ferm(i)er (Late Latin firmarius). The term denoted in the first instance a tax farmer, one who undertook the collection of taxes, revenues, and imposts, paying a fixed (Latin firmus) sum for the proceeds, and only secondarily someone who rented land for the purpose of cultivation; it was not applied to an owner of cultivated land before the 17th century. Irish: Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Mac an Scolóige ‘son of the husbandman’, a rare surname of northern and western Ireland.

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

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Farmer Family Origin

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Farmer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    5%

In 1880, the most common Farmer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Farmer's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Farmer. A less common occupation for the Farmer family was Farming.

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Farmer Life Expectancy

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