Fereday Family History

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Fereday Name Meaning

Irish (Galway): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fearadhaigh (see Ferry). English: from the Old English personal name Fæger ‘fair’ + d?ge ‘servant’, hence ‘servant of (a man called) Fair’.

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

Similar surnames: Friday, Ferran, Fray, Reda, Furey, Loveday, Freda, Sereda, Ferebee

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Fereday Family Origin

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Fereday Family Occupations

What did your Fereday ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Fereday occupation in the USA was Farming. 33% of Fereday's were Farmings. A less common occupation for the Fereday family was House Keeper. Farming, Carpenter and Coal Digger were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fereday.

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  • Farming

  • Carpenter

  • Coal Digger

  • House Keeper


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Fereday Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Fereday. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fereday 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 551 immigration records available for the last name Fereday. 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 Card

There are 698 military records available for the last name Fereday. For the veterans among your Fereday ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fereday Life Expectancy

What is the average Fereday lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Fereday life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Fereday in 1966 was 87, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fereday 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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