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Ferraro Name Meaning

Italian: occupational name from Old Italian (fabbro) ferraro ‘blacksmith ironworker’ (a derivative of ferro ‘iron’ Latin ferrum).

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

Similar surnames: Ferrara, Farrar, Ferron, Ferro, Ferreiro, Ferrer, Herrero, Ferraz

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Where is the Ferraro family from?

You can see how Ferraro families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ferraro family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Ferraro families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Ferraro families living in Maryland. This was about 60% of all the recorded Ferraro's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Ferraro families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ferraro surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ferraro ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ferraro. 22% of Ferraro men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Ferraro women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ferraro were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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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
  • Barber
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • New Worker
  • Seamstress
  • Housewife
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What Ferraro family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Ferraro. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ferraro 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Ferraro. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Ferraro. For the veterans among your Ferraro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ferraro lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ferraro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ferraro in 1944 was 22, and 74 in 2004.

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