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Featherstone Family History

Featherstone Name Meaning
Northern English: habitational name from places in Staffordshire, West Yorkshire, and Northumberland, which are so called from Old English feðerstan ‘tetralith’, a prehistoric structure consisting of three upright stones capped with a headstone (from Old English fe(o)ðer- ‘four’ + stan ‘stone’).

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

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80,596 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,219 Military Records
5,300 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Featherstone Families

  • Number of Featherstone families
     20 - 38
     7 - 19
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Featherstone families
     374 - 746
     125 - 373
     1 - 124
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Featherstone families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Featherstone Family Origin

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Featherstone Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Featherstone

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Featherstone Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Featherstone Civil War Service Records

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