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Farner Surname Meaning

South German and Swiss German:: habitational name for someone from a place called Farn near Oberkirch or Fahrnau in Baden. Compare Fahrner . probably also a topographic name from Middle High German vār ‘furrow border trail’ for someone who lived by a marked thoroughfare or carriage way.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Arner, Varner, Garner, Farney, Barner, Ferner, Sarner, Fahrner

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Where is the Farner family from?

You can see how Farner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Farner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Farner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 62 Farner families living in London. This was about 17% of all the recorded Farner's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Farner families in 1891.
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What did your Farner ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Farner. 78% of Farner women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Hosiery Linker
  • Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Farner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Farner 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Farner. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Farner. For the veterans among your Farner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Farner lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Farner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Farner in 1945 was 30, and 76 in 2004.

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