Last name: FARMER

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FARMER : This last name is indexed 210,814 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

FARMER : 1: English: occupational name from Middle English fermo(u)r fermer and Anglo-Norman French fermer (Old French fermier medieval Latin firmarius). The term denoted in the first instance a tax farmer one who undertook the collection of taxes revenues and imposts paying a fixed (Latin firmus) sum for the proceeds and only secondarily someone who rented land for the purpose of cultivation; it was not applied to an owner of cultivated land before the 17th century.2: Irish: Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Mac an Scolóige ‘son of the husbandman’ a rare surname of northern and western Ireland.3: Americanized form (translation into English) of French Terrien ‘owner of a farmland’ or of its altered form Therrien. Compare Pharmer.

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