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Farnes Family History

Farnes Name Meaning

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

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


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 United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 83 Farnes families living in Sussex. This was about 41% of all the recorded Farnes's in United Kingdom. Sussex had the highest population of Farnes families in 1891.
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 1939, Cowman and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Farnes. 20% of Farnes men worked as a Cowman and 86% of Farnes women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Farnes were Gardener and Private Means. .

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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 1939

  • Cowman
    20%
  • Farmworker
    20%
  • General Labourer
    20%
  • Gardener
    15%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    86%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Private Means
    3%
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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 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 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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