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Ferrell Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Farrell from Ó Fearghail. English: variant of Fairhall .

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


Similar surnames: Ferrall, Ferrill, Ferrel, Terrell, Herrell, Farrel, Hurrell, Farrall

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Where is the Ferrell family from?

You can see how Ferrell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ferrell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ferrell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 45 Ferrell families living in Virginia. This was about 16% of all the recorded Ferrell's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Ferrell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ferrell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ferrell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ferrell. 20% of Ferrell men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Ferrell women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ferrell were Farming 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

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Farming
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Cook
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

There are 94,000 census records available for the last name Ferrell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ferrell 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Ferrell. 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 26,000 military records available for the last name Ferrell. For the veterans among your Ferrell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ferrell lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Ferrell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Ferrell in 1942 was 35, and 73 in 2004.

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