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Ferriter Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Vorreiter, an occupational name for someone who rides ahead, Middle High German, Middle Low German vorriter, from vor ‘before’, ‘ahead’ + riter ‘rider’.

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


Similar surnames: Ferrier, Reiter, Feiner, Herter, Beiter, Perrier, Seiter, Perrie

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Where is the Ferriter family from?

You can see how Ferriter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ferriter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Ferriter families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 27 Ferriter families living in New York. This was about 30% of all the recorded Ferriter's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Ferriter families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ferriter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ferriter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ferriter. 33% of Ferriter men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Ferriter women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ferriter were Machinist 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
    33%
  • Clerk
    22%
  • Salesman
    22%
  • Machinist
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    19%
  • Operator
    15%
  • Secretary
    12%
  • Waitress
    12%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ferriter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ferriter 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 766 immigration records available for the last name Ferriter. 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 786 military records available for the last name Ferriter. For the veterans among your Ferriter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ferriter lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Ferriter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Ferriter in 1946 was 38, and 80 in 2004.

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