Fearnow Family History

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Fearnow Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Fernau or of Virnau (also Viernow), habitational name from Viernau in Thuringia.

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

Similar surnames: Fernow, Fearing, Tarnow, Arnow, Farlow, Flatow, Parlow, Sarno, Carow

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Fearnow Family Origin

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Fearnow Family Occupations

What did your Fearnow ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Fearnow occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Fearnow's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fearnow family was Keeping House. Farmer, Farming and Farm Hand were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fearnow.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Farm Hand

  • Keeping House


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

Fearnow Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Fearnow Life Expectancy

What is the average Fearnow lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Fearnow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Fearnow in 1949 was 33, and 58 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fearnow

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fearnow 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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