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Ferreira Family History

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

473,951 Historical Documents with Ferreira on Ancestry.com
352,094 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,855 Military Records
22,454 Immigration Records
27,590 Census and Voter Lists
65,958 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Ferreira Families

  • Number of Ferreira families
     89 - 175
     30 - 88
     1 - 29
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ferreira families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Ferreira last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Ferreira census records

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Ferreira Family Origin

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Ferreira Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Ferreira

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Ferreira Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Ferreira census records

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Ferreira Civil War Service Records

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