Fern Family History

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Fern Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived in a place where there was an abundance of ferns, from Old English fearn ‘fern’ (sometimes used as a collective noun).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Fenn, Kern, Fehn, Hearn, Kerr, Bean, Finn, Dern, Fearn, Ferns

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Fern Family Origin

Where is the Fern family from?

Fern Family Occupations

What did your Fern ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fern. A less common occupation for the Fern family was Plasterer. The most common Fern occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 6% of Fern's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Plasterer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Fern ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Fern Historical Records

What Fern family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Fern. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fern census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Fern. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Fern. For the veterans among your Fern ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fern Life Expectancy

What is the average Fern lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Fern life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Fern in 1951 was 42, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fern

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fern ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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