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Ferwerda Family History

Ferwerda Name Meaning
German: of uncertain origin; possibly from East Frisian Ferweerda, composed of the elements Fer-, Ver- ‘woman’ (German Frau) + Weerda, from a short form of a personal name related to Old High German wer ‘worthy’ or Old Saxon werd ‘innkeeper’, ‘householder’.

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

12,954 Historical Documents with Ferwerda on Ancestry.com
5,584 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
296 Military Records
512 Immigration Records
1,020 Census and Voter Lists
5,542 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Ferwerda Families

  • Number of Ferwerda families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Ferwerda last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Ferwerda Family Origin

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Ferwerda Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Ferwerda

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Ferwerda Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Ferwerda census records

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Military Service by Ferwerda

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