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Ferrera Name Meaning

Italian (northwest and Liguria): variant of Ferrara. Italian: habitational name from various places named with this word: Ferrera Cenisio (now Moncenisio) in Piemonte; and Ferrera di Varese and Ferrera Erbognone, both in Lombardy. Spanish and Catalan: topographic name for someone who lived near a forge or ironworks, from Latin ferraria.

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


Similar surnames: Ferrara, Herrera, Ferreira, Carrera, Ferriera, Ferrer, Barrera

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Where is the Ferrera family from?

You can see how Ferrera families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ferrera family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Ferrera families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Ferrera families living in California. This was about 42% of all the recorded Ferrera's in USA. California had the highest population of Ferrera families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ferrera surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ferrera ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ferrera. 30% of Ferrera men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Ferrera women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ferrera were Clerk and Waitress. .

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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
    30%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    12%
  • Operator
    12%
  • New Worker
    10%
  • Waitress
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Ferrera. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ferrera 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 Ferrera. 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 866 military records available for the last name Ferrera. For the veterans among your Ferrera ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ferrera lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ferrera life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Ferrera in 1944 was 56, and 80 in 2004.

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