Ferst Family History

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Ferst Name Meaning

German: unrounded form of Först, a variant of Forst 1.

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

Similar surnames: First, Furst, Berst, Kerst, Forst, Fuerst, Foerst, Feest, Werst

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Ferst Family Origin

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Ferst Family Occupations

What did your Ferst ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ferst occupation in the UK was Dyer Cotton. 100% of Ferst's were Dyer Cottons.

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  • Dyer Cotton


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

Ferst Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ferst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ferst 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Ferst. 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 Ferst. For the veterans among your Ferst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ferst Life Expectancy

What is the average Ferst lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ferst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ferst in 1962 was 65, and 90 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ferst

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ferst 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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