Fernstrom Family History

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Fernstrom Name Meaning

Swedish (Fernström): ornamental name composed of the elements Fern (probably German fern ‘far’, ‘distant’) + ström ‘stream’, ‘river’.

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

Similar surnames: Bergstrom, Enstrom, Forstrom, Renstrom, Wenstrom, Elfstrom

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Fernstrom Family Origin

Where is the Fernstrom family from?

Fernstrom Family Occupations

What did your Fernstrom ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Fernstrom occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Fernstrom's were Farmers. Farmer and Shoemaker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Fernstrom. A less common occupation for the Fernstrom family was Gardner.

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  • Farmer

  • Shoemaker

  • Gardner


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

Fernstrom Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Fernstrom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fernstrom 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Fernstrom. 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 291 military records available for the last name Fernstrom. For the veterans among your Fernstrom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fernstrom Life Expectancy

What is the average Fernstrom lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Fernstrom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Fernstrom in 1953 was 66, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fernstrom

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fernstrom 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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