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Farnell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many places, such as Farnell (Kent, Wiltshire), Farnhill (West Yorkshire), and Fernhill (Cheshire), named from Old English fearn ‘fern’ + hyll ‘hill’. In a few cases it may also derive from Farnell in Angus, Scotland, although the surname is not now common in Scotland.

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

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Farnell Family Origin

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Farnell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    56%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Blacksmith

    3%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Farnell family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Farnell. The most common Farnell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Farnell's were Farmers.

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Farnell Historical Records

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Farnell Life Expectancy

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