Farmer (surname)

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Farmer is an English surname. Although an occupationally derived surname, it was not given to tillers of the soil, but to collectors of taxes and tithes specializing in the collection of funds from farming leases.[1] In 2000, there were 68,309 people with the last name Farmer in the United States, making it the 431st most common last name in the nation.[2]

Notable people bearing the surname Farmer[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Hamrick Software (Map showing the frequency of the surname Farmer in the United States 1850–1990)


  1. ^ "Surname: Farmer" (undated). Internet Surname Database. Retrieved May 22, 2010).
  2. ^ United States Census Bureau (undated). "Genealogy Data: Frequently Occurring Surnames from Census 2000 (Top 1000 Names). Retrieved May 22, 2010.