Fernow Family History

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Fernow Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place called Fernau or Fernow.

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

Similar surnames: Fearnow, Fernau, Tarnow, Ferner, Gerow, Tesnow, Vernon, Vernor

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Fernow Family Origin

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Fernow Family Occupations

What did your Fernow ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeps House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fernow. A less common occupation for the Fernow family was Forrester. The most common Fernow occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Fernow's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeps House

  • Farming

  • Forrester


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

Fernow Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Fernow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fernow 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 234 immigration records available for the last name Fernow. 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 454 military records available for the last name Fernow. For the veterans among your Fernow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fernow Life Expectancy

What is the average Fernow lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Fernow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Fernow in 1964 was 67, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fernow

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fernow 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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