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Ferwerda Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin; possibly from East Frisian Ferweerda, composed of the elements Fer-, Ver- ‘woman’ (German Frau) + Weerda, from a short form of a personal name related to Old High German wer ‘worthy’ or Old Saxon werd ‘innkeeper’, ‘householder’.

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

Similar surnames: Freda, Fereday, Feider, Werner, Hergert, Pereida, Sereda, Fecher

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Ferwerda Family Origin

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Ferwerda Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Ferwerda occupation in the USA was Farmer. 100% of Ferwerda's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer


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Ferwerda Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Ferwerda Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Ferwerda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Ferwerda in 1955 was 55, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ferwerda

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