Ferneau Family History

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Ferneau Name Meaning

Origin uncertain; perhaps a variant of English Furneaux, a Norman habitational name from places called Fourneaux in Manche and Calvados, France.

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

Similar surnames: Fernau, Gerner, Bernau, Ferner, Deneau, Vienneau, Vernet, Reneau

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Ferneau Family Origin

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Ferneau Family Occupations

What did your Ferneau ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Common Laborer and Day Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ferneau. The most common Ferneau occupation in the USA was Farmer. 75% of Ferneau's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ferneau family was Teamster.

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  • Farmer

  • Common Laborer

  • Day Laborer

  • Teamster


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

Ferneau Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ferneau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ferneau 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 36 immigration records available for the last name Ferneau. 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 247 military records available for the last name Ferneau. For the veterans among your Ferneau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ferneau Life Expectancy

What is the average Ferneau lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Ferneau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Ferneau in 1963 was 78, and 61 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ferneau

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ferneau 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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