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Ferner Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from any of various places named Ferna, Fernau, or Fernow.

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


Similar surnames: Gerner, Berner, Lerner, Farner, Herner, Bergner, Fenner, Derner

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Where is the Ferner family from?

You can see how Ferner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ferner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ferner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 9 Ferner families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 75% of all the recorded Ferner's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Ferner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ferner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ferner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ferner. 21% of Ferner men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Ferner women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ferner were Clerk and Saleslady. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    17%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Maid
    14%
  • Saleslady
    12%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Ferner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ferner census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ferner. 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 Cards

There are 25,000 military records available for the last name Ferner. For the veterans among your Ferner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ferner lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Ferner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Ferner in 1954 was 61, and 64 in 2004.

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