Ferdon Family History

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Ferdon Name Meaning

Possibly French: from a metathesized short form of a Germanic personal name containing frid ‘peace’.

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

Similar surnames: Ferron, Bardon, Geron, Fron, Ardon, Gordon, Verdon, Person, Perron

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Ferdon Family Origin

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Ferdon Family Occupations

What did your Ferdon ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ferdon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Ferdon's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ferdon. A less common occupation for the Ferdon family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Ferdon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Ferdon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ferdon 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 270 immigration records available for the last name Ferdon. 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 986 military records available for the last name Ferdon. For the veterans among your Ferdon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ferdon Life Expectancy

What is the average Ferdon lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Ferdon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Ferdon in 1949 was 45, and 62 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ferdon

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ferdon 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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