Ferra Family History

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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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Ferra Family Origin

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Ferra Family Occupations

What did your Ferra ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Journalier was the top reported job for people in the CA named Ferra. 25% of Ferra men worked as a Journalier

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Journalier
  • Labourer
  • Shoemaker
  • Stage Driver

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

Ferra Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Ferra Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ferra

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ferra 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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