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Ferro Family History

Ferro Name Meaning

Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Jewish (Sephardic): metonymic occupational name for someone who produced or worked iron (Latin ferrum). Italian: from a medieval personal name, preserved in the modern pet form Ferrucio.

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


Similar surnames: Ferron, Ferry, Cerro, Farro, Perro, Fero, Fierro, Ferko, Petro, Berry

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Where is the Ferro family from?

You can see how Ferro families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ferro family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ferro families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Ferro families living in Ontario. This was about 83% of all the recorded Ferro's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Ferro families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ferro surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ferro ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Ferro. 72% of Ferro men worked as a Labourer.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Labourer
    72%
  • Laborer
    29%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Ferro. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ferro 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Ferro. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Ferro. For the veterans among your Ferro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ferro lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Ferro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ferro in 1943 was 69, and 80 in 2004.

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