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Farnes Name Meaning

English: variant of Fern 1. Norwegian: habitational name from a farm so named, from far ‘road’, ‘track’ + nes ‘headland’, ‘promontory’.

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


Similar surnames: Fornes, Farney, Barnes, Fadness, Garness, Varnes, Fares, Garnes

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Where is the Farnes family from?

You can see how Farnes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Farnes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Farnes families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Farnes family living in Indiana. This was about 33% of all the recorded Farnes's in the USA. Indiana and 2 other states had the highest population of Farnes families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Farnes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Farnes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Farnes. 22% of Farnes men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Farnes women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Farnes were Manager and Laborer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Manager
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    43%
  • Stenographer
    29%
  • Laborer
    29%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Farnes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Farnes census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 826 immigration records available for the last name Farnes. 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 Cards

There are 573 military records available for the last name Farnes. For the veterans among your Farnes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Farnes lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Farnes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Farnes in 1960 was 56, and 86 in 2004.

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