Ferriss Family History

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Ferriss Name Meaning

Irish, Scottish, or English: variant of Ferris.

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

Similar surnames: Ferris, Farris, Fariss, Ferries, Ferrier, Ferrie, Farrish, Furniss

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Ferriss Family Origin

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Ferriss Family Occupations

What did your Ferriss ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Laundress, Ag Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ferriss. A less common occupation for the Ferriss family was Coal Merchant. The most common Ferriss occupation in the UK was Laundress. 17% of Ferriss's were Laundresss.

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  • Laundress

  • Ag Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Coal Merchant


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

Ferriss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Ferriss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ferriss 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 572 immigration records available for the last name Ferriss. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ferriss. For the veterans among your Ferriss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ferriss Life Expectancy

What is the average Ferriss lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ferriss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Ferriss in 1962 was 51, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ferriss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ferriss 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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