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Ferdman Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): occupational name for a coachman from Yiddish ferd ‘horse’ + man ‘man’.

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


Similar surnames: Farbman, Herdman, Berman, Derman, Furman, Fredman, Berkman, Heldman

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Where is the Ferdman family from?

You can see how Ferdman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ferdman family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Ferdman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Ferdman families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 78% of all the recorded Ferdman's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Ferdman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ferdman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ferdman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ferdman. 32% of Ferdman men worked as a Salesman and 100% of Ferdman women worked as a Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
    32%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Proprietor
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ferdman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ferdman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 914 immigration records available for the last name Ferdman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 150 military records available for the last name Ferdman. For the veterans among your Ferdman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ferdman lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Ferdman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Ferdman in 1951 was 56, and 77 in 2004.

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