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Farro Name Meaning

English: variant of Farrow. Italian: from farro, the common name of two varieties of wheat (from Latin far, farris), probably applied as a topographic name or a metonymic occupational name for a farmer. Catalan (Farró): probably an occupational name from ferró ‘smith’.

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


Similar surnames: Carro, Faro, Ferro, Cardo, Farrow, Farr, Zarro, Cerro, Farm, Farren

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Where is the Farro family from?

You can see how Farro families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Farro family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Farro families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Farro families living in New York. This was about 40% of all the recorded Farro's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Farro families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Farro surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Farro ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Farro. 31% of Farro men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Farro women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Farro were New Worker and H. .

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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

  • Laborer
    31%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Tailor
    9%
  • New Worker
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    20%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Sales Clerk
    10%
  • H
    10%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Farro. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Farro 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 764 immigration records available for the last name Farro. 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 675 military records available for the last name Farro. For the veterans among your Farro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Farro lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Farro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Farro in 1957 was 53, and 79 in 2004.

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