Ferreira Family History

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Ferreira Name Meaning

Galician and Portuguese: common topographic name for someone who lived by a forge or iron workings, from Latin ferraria ‘forge’, ‘iron working’.

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


Similar surnames: Ferrera, Ferrara, Ferreiro, Herrera, Pereira, Ferreyra, Carreira

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Ferreira Family Origin

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Ferreira Family Occupations

What did your Ferreira ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ferreira family was Keeping House. Asst Light House Keeper, Barber and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ferreira. The most common Ferreira occupation in the USA was Asst Light House Keeper. 17% of Ferreira's were Asst Light House Keepers.

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  • Asst Light House Keeper

    17%
  • Barber

    17%
  • Carpenter

    17%
  • Keeping House

    17%

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

Ferreira Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Ferreira Life Expectancy

What is the average Ferreira lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Ferreira life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ferreira in 1940 was 44, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ferreira

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ferreira 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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