Ferry Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fearadhaigh ‘descendant of Fearadhach’, a personal name of uncertain origin, probably an adjective derivative of fear ‘man’. English: metonymic occupational name for a ferryman, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a ferry crossing on a river. Middle English feri ‘ferry’ is from Old Norse ferja ‘ferry’, ultimately cognate with the Old English verb ferian ‘to carry’.

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


Similar surnames: Merry, Berry, Perry, Terry, Derry, Ferro, Werry, Jerry, Cherry, Fey

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Ferry Family Origin

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Ferry Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ferry. A less common occupation for the Ferry family was Carpenter. The most common Ferry occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Ferry's were Farmers.

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Between 1942 and 2004, Ferry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ferry in 1942 was 48, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ferry

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