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Origins of the Farmer surname

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About the Farmers

We have a total number of 111105 records for people with the last name Farmer.

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Where do most Farmers live?

In 1921, most Farmers lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Farmers

How common is your surname?

451st most common surname in the UK

We have 93,900 records for the Farmer surname. The oldest one dates back to 1264.

Who were Farmers most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Joneses

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Farmers.

What are the most common Farmer first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Farmer family members

Common jobs for Farmers

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Farmers in 1921
Dressmaker

362

Domestic Servant

257

Laundress

250

General Servant Domestic

227

Living On Own Means

181

Common Male occupations for Farmers in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

510

General Labourer

353

Farmer

329

Farm Labourer

303

Coal Miner

283

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