Frank Farmer

1871–1873 (Age 2)
Steyning, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Frank

When Frank Farmer was born in 1871, in Steyning, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Frederick Farmer, was 29 and his mother, Ruth Fowler, was 31. He died in 1873, in Steyning, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 2.

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James Frederick Farmer
Ruth Fowler
Fredrick Henry Farmer
Frank Farmer

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Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name from Middle English, Old French ferm(i)er (Late 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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Annotated Bibliography - Howell--Trussler Family

This projected started as a research aid in my own family line--Andrew Jenson and the Herriman James Crane family. There were enough intersections with both that I decided to finish researching the fa …

Sources (3)

  • Frank Farmer in household of James F Farmer, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Frank Farmer, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"
  • Frank, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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