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Origins of the O'Farrell surname

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We have a total number of 5558 records for people with the last name O'Farrell.

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Where do most O'Farrells live?

In 1921, most O'Farrells lived in London.


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Interesting facts about O'Farrells

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We have 1,830 records for the O'Farrell surname. The oldest one dates back to 1850.

Who were O'Farrells most likely to marry?

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What are the most common O'Farrell first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for O'Farrells

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

Common Female occupations for O'Farrells in 1921
Dressmaker

12

Cook

6

Living On Own Means

6

Milliner

5

General Servant Domestic

4

Common Male occupations for O'Farrells in 1921
Student

10

Clerk

9

Shoemaker

8

Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers

6

Tailor

6

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