Farnam Family History

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Farnam Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Farnham.

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


Similar surnames: Farnum, Burnam, Varnum, Carnal, Farra, Furnas, Farrah, Caram, Farnes

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Farnam Family Origin

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Farnam Family Occupations

What did your Farnam ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Farnam. A less common occupation for the Farnam family was Laborer. The most common Farnam occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Farnam's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Laborer

    3%

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

Farnam Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Farnam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Farnam 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Farnam. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Farnam. For the veterans among your Farnam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Farnam Life Expectancy

What is the average Farnam lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Farnam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Farnam in 1958 was 75, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Farnam

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Farnam 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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