Fernald Family History

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Fernald Name Meaning

Origin uncertain; perhaps an altered form of English Furnell, a topographic name from Old French fournel ‘furnace’. This name is common in ME.

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

Similar surnames: Bernard, Reynard, Ferland, Ferrand, Ferdinand, Berwald, Gerald

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Fernald Family Origin

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Fernald Family Occupations

What did your Fernald ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fernald. A less common occupation for the Fernald family was Laborer. The most common Fernald occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Fernald's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Fernald Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Fernald Life Expectancy

What is the average Fernald lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Fernald life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Fernald in 1942 was 34, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fernald

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fernald 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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