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Farran Surname Meaning

Catalan: variant of Ferran the Catalan form of Ferdinand . Irish: variant of Farren . English: variant of Farrand or Farren . Muslim: variant of Farhan from a personal name based on Arabic farḥān ‘glad happy’ an adjectival derivative of faraḥ ‘joy’ (see Farah ).

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


Similar surnames: Ferran, Farman, Farrah, Farra, Parran, Ferren, Farron, Farnan, Farrin

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Where is the Farran family from?

You can see how Farran families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Farran family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Farran families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 115 Farran families living in Lancashire. This was about 31% of all the recorded Farran's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Farran families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Farran surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Farran ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Painter Decorator and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Farran. 25% of Farran men worked as a Painter Decorator and 87% of Farran women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Farran were Butcher 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 1939

  • Painter Decorator
    25%
  • General Labourer
    25%
  • Builders Labourer
    25%
  • Butcher
    25%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    87%
  • Private Means
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Farran. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Farran. For the veterans among your Farran ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Farran lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Farran life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Farran in 1961 was 59, and 88 in 2004.

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