Featherstone Family History

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Featherstone Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from places in Staffordshire, West Yorkshire, and Northumberland, which are so called from Old English feðerstan ‘tetralith’, a prehistoric structure consisting of three upright stones capped with a headstone (from Old English fe(o)ðer- ‘four’ + stan ‘stone’).

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

Similar surnames: Brotherton, Netherton, Whetstone, Atherton, Thurston, Catterton

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Featherstone Family Origin

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Featherstone Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

  • Going To School

  • Farmer Son

  • Laborer


In 1881, Farmer, Going To School and Farmer Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Featherstone. A less common occupation for the Featherstone family was Laborer. The most common Featherstone occupation in Canada was Farmer. 41% of Featherstone's were Farmers.

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