Ferrera Family History

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Ferrera Name Meaning

Italian (northwest and Liguria): variant of Ferrara. Italian: habitational name from various places named with this word: Ferrera Cenisio (now Moncenisio) in Piemonte; and Ferrera di Varese and Ferrera Erbognone, both in Lombardy. Spanish and Catalan: topographic name for someone who lived near a forge or ironworks, from Latin ferraria.

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

Similar surnames: Ferrara, Herrera, Ferreira, Carrera, Ferriera, Ferrer, Barrera

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Ferrera Family Origin

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Ferrera Family Occupations

What did your Ferrera ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ferrera occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Ferrera's were Farmers. Farmer, Grocer and Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ferrera. A less common occupation for the Ferrera family was Small Farmer.

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  • Farmer

  • Grocer

  • Miner

  • Small Farmer


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Ferrera Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Ferrera. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ferrera 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Ferrera. 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 866 military records available for the last name Ferrera. For the veterans among your Ferrera ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ferrera Life Expectancy

What is the average Ferrera lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ferrera life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Ferrera in 1944 was 56, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ferrera 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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