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Ferra Family History

Ferra Name Meaning

Catalan (Ferrà): variant of Ferran. Southern Italian: habitational name from Ferla. Portuguese: probably from a derivative of ferrar ‘to shoe’ (animals).

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


Similar surnames: Serra, Ferraz, Cerra, Sferra, Terra, Ferran, Ferry, Ferre, Ferro

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Where is the Ferra family from?

You can see how Ferra families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ferra family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ferra families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 11 Ferra families living in Ontario. This was about 55% of all the recorded Ferra's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Ferra families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ferra surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ferra ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Packer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ferra. 30% of Ferra men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Ferra women worked as a Packer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ferra were Cook and Housewife.

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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

  • Laborer
    30%
  • New Worker
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    11%
  • Cook
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Packer
    20%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Cutter
    20%
  • Housewife
    20%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ferra. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ferra 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ferra. 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 551 military records available for the last name Ferra. For the veterans among your Ferra ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ferra lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Ferra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Ferra in 1961 was 65, and 68 in 2004.

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