Fern Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived in a place where there was an abundance of ferns, from Old English fearn ‘fern’ (sometimes used as a collective noun).

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


Similar surnames: Fenn, Kern, Fehn, Hearn, Kerr, Bean, Finn, Dern, Fearn, Ferns

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Fern Family Origin

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Fern Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter

    20%
  • Domestique

    20%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Laborer

    20%

In 1881, Carpenter, Domestique and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fern. A less common occupation for the Fern family was Laborer. The most common Fern occupation in Canada was Carpenter. 20% of Fern's were Carpenters.

Source: Census data for Fern | Data not to scale

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Fern Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, Fern life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Fern in 1951 was 42, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fern

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