Ferrier Family History

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Ferrier Name Meaning

Scottish: occupational name for a smith, one who shoed horses, Middle English and Old French ferrier, from medieval Latin ferrarius, from ferrus ‘horseshoe’, from Latin ferrum ‘iron’. Compare Farrar. Scottish: possibly an occupational name for a ferryman. Black reports that lands called Ferrylands in Dumbarton, by a ferry across the Clyde, belonged to Robert Ferrier in 1512. Possibly southern French: occupational name for a smith, a variant of Ferrié (see Ferrie).

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

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Ferrier Family Origin

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Ferrier Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Clerk

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ferrier family was Clerk. The most common Ferrier occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Ferrier's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ferrier.

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Ferrier Life Expectancy

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