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Farry Family History

Farry Surname Meaning

Irish (northern): variant of Ferry . From Ó Farraigh a rare surname or more likely Ó Fearadhaigh ‘descendant of Fearadhach’ a personal name meaning ‘manly’ a derivative of Irish fear ‘man’.

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


Similar surnames: Fary, Furry, Marry, Ferry, Farrey, Barry, Garry, Jarry, Tarry, Fabry

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Where is the Farry family from?

You can see how Farry families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Farry family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Farry families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 59 Farry families living in London. This was about 15% of all the recorded Farry's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Farry families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Farry surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Farry ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Farry. 43% of Farry men worked as a General Labourer and 83% of Farry women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Farry were Iron Moulder and Cook. .

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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

  • General Labourer
    43%
  • Ironstone Labourer Above Groun Heavy Worker
    29%
  • Iron Moulder
    29%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    83%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    8%
  • Housewife
    5%
  • Cook
    5%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Farry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Farry 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Farry. 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 Farry. For the veterans among your Farry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Farry lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Farry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Farry in 1944 was 26, and 88 in 2004.

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