Ferrara Family History

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Ferrara Name Meaning

Southern Italian: topographic name for someone who lived by a forge or iron workings, from ferrara, Latin ferraria, a derivative of ferrum ‘iron’, or a habitational name from the provincial capital of Ferrara, in Emilia-Romagna.

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


Similar surnames: Ferrera, Ferraro, Herrera, Ferreira, Ferraz, Farrar, Ferra, Carrara

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Ferrara Family Origin

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Ferrara Family Occupations

What did your Ferrara ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Butcher Shop and Clerk In Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ferrara. The most common Ferrara occupation in the USA was Laborer. 43% of Ferrara's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Ferrara family was Fruit Dealer.

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  • Laborer

    43%
  • Butcher Shop

    14%
  • Clerk In Store

    14%
  • Fruit Dealer

    14%

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

Ferrara Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ferrara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ferrara census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Ferrara

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Ferrara. 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 Ferrara. For the veterans among your Ferrara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ferrara Life Expectancy

What is the average Ferrara lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Ferrara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ferrara in 1941 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ferrara

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ferrara 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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