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Ferrand Name Meaning

French: from the personal name Ferrand a variant of Ferdinand . French: nickname for someone with gray hair from Old French ferrand ‘iron gray’. Catalan: from a regional variant of the personal name Fernando ‘Ferdinand’. English: variant of Farrand .

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

Similar surnames: Ferrando, Farrand, Ferran, Ferland, Farran, Legrand, Ferron, Ferraz

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Where is the Ferrand family from?

You can see how Ferrand families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ferrand family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ferrand families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Ferrand families living in Louisiana. This was about 67% of all the recorded Ferrand's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Ferrand families in 1840.
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What did your Ferrand ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ferrand. 44% of Ferrand men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Ferrand women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ferrand were Farmer and New Worker. .

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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
  • Machinist
  • Truck Driver
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Ferrand. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ferrand 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ferrand. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ferrand. For the veterans among your Ferrand ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ferrand lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Ferrand life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ferrand in 1951 was 63, and 88 in 2004.

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