Ferland Family History

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Ferland Name Meaning

Of French origin: possibly an Americanized spelling of Ferlin, from a term denoting a small weight, perhaps applied as a nickname for a slight person or a metonymic occupational name for someone whose work involved the making or use of weights.

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


Similar surnames: Ferrand, Feland, Garland, Farrand, Harland, Erland, Berland, Fernald

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Ferland Family Origin

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Ferland Family Occupations

What did your Ferland ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Cultivateur, Farmer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ferland. A less common occupation for the Ferland family was Carpenter. The most common Ferland occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 29% of Ferland's were Cultivateurs.

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  • Cultivateur

    29%
  • Farmer

    10%
  • School

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Ferland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ferland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ferland 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 Ferland. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ferland. For the veterans among your Ferland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ferland Life Expectancy

What is the average Ferland lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Ferland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Ferland in 1956 was 55, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ferland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ferland 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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