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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Fernie

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  • A submission from South Africa says the name Fernie means "Eponymous from the town now called Ferney-Voltaire Emigrants/refugees(?) from this area. which was named for the profusion of ferns in the area, arrived in Scotland and introduced themselves as "de Ferney". The Scots soon dropped the "de" and varied the pronunciation of the name." and is of French origin.
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Notable Persons Named Fernie

Fernie Flaman was a hockey player. His career lasted from 1943 to 1964. Fernie was born on January 25th, 1927 in Dysart, Saskatchewan. He died on June 22nd, 2012.


Fernie was born on August 20th, 1910. She died on September 28th, 1988.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Fernie

Willie Fernie is a golf player.


Eric was born on June 9th, 1939.


Lynne Fernie is a documentary filmmaker. Lynne was born in 1946.


Ewan Fernie is a in the field of literary criticism.


Maxwell was born on April 25th, 1910. He breathed his last breath on May 22nd, 1999.


Duncan was born on April 1st, 1978.


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Popularity of Fernie as a last name

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Common last names for Fernie

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Fun Facts about the name Fernie

  • How Popular is the name Fernie? Fernie is the 19,905th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Fernie have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 355 babies born with the first name Fernie in the United States. That's more than enough people named Fernie to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Fernie? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Fernie first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Fernie is Thursday, August 30th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Fernie born? The highest recorded use of the first name Fernie was in 1994 with a total of 15 babies.
  • Random Fernie Factoid: According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Fernie is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1996.
  • Weird things about the name Fernie: Your name in reverse order is Einref. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Fneeir. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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