Farnes Family History

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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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Farnes Family Origin

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Farnes Family Occupations

What did your Farnes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Farnes family was Engineer. The most common Farnes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Farnes's were Farmers. Farmer, Butcher and Cig.Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Farnes.

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  • Farmer

  • Butcher

  • Cig.Maker

  • Engineer


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Farnes Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Farnes Life Expectancy

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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