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Ferrer Name Meaning

Catalan: occupational name for a blacksmith or a worker in iron, from Latin ferrarius. This is the commonest Catalan surname. English: variant of Farrar.

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


Similar surnames: Ferrier, Ferrera, Ferre, Farrer, Derrer, Ferrar, Farrar, Ferran

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Where is the Ferrer family from?

You can see how Ferrer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ferrer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ferrer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Ferrer families living in Georgia. This was about 33% of all the recorded Ferrer's in the USA. Georgia had the highest population of Ferrer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ferrer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ferrer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ferrer. 17% of Ferrer men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Ferrer women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ferrer were Farmer and Cocinera.

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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
    17%
  • Jornalero
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Farmer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    11%
  • Costurera
    9%
  • New Worker
    9%
  • Cocinera
    8%
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Ferrer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ferrer 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 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Ferrer. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Ferrer. For the veterans among your Ferrer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ferrer lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Ferrer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ferrer in 1942 was 31, and 77 in 2004.

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