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Farrish Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fearghuis or Ó Fearghasa ‘descendant of Fearghus’ (see Fergus and compare Ferris Farris ).

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


Similar surnames: Ferris, Farris, Farish, Harris, Fariss, Ferriss, Parrish, Corris

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Where is the Farrish family from?

You can see how Farrish families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Farrish family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Farrish families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Farrish families living in Missouri. This was about 42% of all the recorded Farrish's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Farrish families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Farrish surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Farrish ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Farrish. 29% of Farrish men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Farrish women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Farrish were Farming and Housewife. .

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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
    29%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farming
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    18%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Housewife
    15%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Farrish. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Farrish 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 531 immigration records available for the last name Farrish. 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 896 military records available for the last name Farrish. For the veterans among your Farrish ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Farrish lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Farrish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Farrish in 1948 was 44, and 67 in 2004.

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