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The FARWELL surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,890 10234 0.001 11
United States (1880 census) 1,407 4047 0.003 28
Change since 1880 +1483 -6187 -0.002 -17
Other Countries
Australia 24 46055 0.000 1
United Kingdom 332 11888 0.001 7
Top States for FARWELL by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 371 7478 0.001 11
Illinois 219 6026 0.002 18
New York 163 11900 0.001 9
Washington 158 4744 0.003 27
Florida 146 12438 0.001 9
Top States for FARWELL by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 137 1735 0.011 107
New Hampshire 81 2361 0.007 66
Wyoming 27 2402 0.005 55
Vermont 26 3774 0.004 43
Nebraska 60 4243 0.004 35


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

Classification and Origin of FARWELL

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the FARWELL 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 FARWELL 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 FARWELL in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 105 3.63
White (Hispanic) 37 1.28
Mixed Race 32 1.11
Native American/Alaskan 22 0.76
Asian/Pacific 14 0.48
White (Caucasian) 2,680 92.73

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

Meaning of FARWELL in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of FARWELL.

Similar names to FARWELL

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as FARWELL.

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 FARWELL

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