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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ferns

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  1. plural of fern

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ferns

Alex Ferns is an actor. He was most active from 1993 to 1993. Alex was given the name Alexander Ferns on October 13th, 1968.


Máedóc of Ferns was a saint. He holds the title Bishop of Ferns. Máedóc was born in 558 in County Cavan. He left this life on January 31st, 0632.


Lyndon Ferns is a swimmer. Lyndon was born on September 24th, 1983 in Polokwane.



Ryan was born on December 2nd, 1982 in Wheeling, West Virginia.


Rube was born on October 30th, 1873 in Pittsburgh. He passed away on June 11th, 1952.


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Popularity of Ferns as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ferns U.S.
  White 86.41% 64.26%
  African American 3.56% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.67% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.57% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ferns

People with the last name Ferns are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Ferns

  • How Popular is the name Ferns? As a last name Ferns was the 47,272nd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Ferns first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Ferns is Sunday, October 1st, 1899.
  • How unique is the name Ferns? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Ferns. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Ferns: Your name in reverse order is Snref. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Fnser. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ferns? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 449 people with the last name Ferns.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ferns? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ferns as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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