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The FARRER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,854 14701 0.001 7
United States (1880 census) 1,052 5229 0.002 21
Change since 1880 +802 -9472 -0.001 -14
Other Countries
Australia 252 6120 0.002 15
United Kingdom 1,724 3333 0.004 38
Top States for FARRER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Utah 232 1457 0.010 104
California 163 16415 0.000 5
Texas 137 13115 0.001 7
Indiana 132 6251 0.002 22
Florida 103 18184 0.001 6
Top States for FARRER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Utah 232 1457 0.010 104
Idaho 33 6070 0.003 26
Arkansas 68 4795 0.003 25
Indiana 132 6251 0.002 22
Arizona 69 8911 0.001 13


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called FARRER live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called FARRER represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called FARRER in Utah than any other state, but you are more likely to find a FARRER by picking someone at random in Utah than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of FARRER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the FARRER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the FARRER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of FARRER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 90 4.85
White (Hispanic) 55 2.97
Mixed Race 17 0.92
White (Caucasian) 1,679 90.56
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the FARRER surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of FARRER in historical publications

FARRAR. FARRER. Probably a corruption of Fair-hair, answering to Le Blond, Harfager, &c. In the H.R. we have Fayrher. In a document of the year 1555, a Norfolk incumbent is called John Fayrhawr, alias Farrar. Blomefield's Norfolk, vii. 286. 2. Perhaps another form of Ferrers.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to FARRER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as FARRER.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for FARRER

The following words are slight variants of FARRER that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.