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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ferris

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  1. A surname​ derived from the given name Fergus and/or from the Norman surname Ferrers.
  2. A village in Illinois.
  3. A city in Texas.

Notable Persons Named Ferris

Ferris Fain was a baseball player. Ferris was born on March 29th, 1921 in San Antonio. He left this life on October 18th, 2001.

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Ferris MC is a german hip hop and rapping musician. His ongoing career started in 1994. Ferris was given the name Sascha Reimann on October 2nd, 1973.

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Ferris Webster was a film editing and film editor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1939 to 1982. Ferris was given the name Ferris Maynard Webster on April 29th, 1912 in Walla Walla, Washington. He left this life on February 4th, 1989.

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Ferris was born in 1935. He left this life in 2009.

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Ferris Danial is a soccer player for the Felda United F.C., Kelantan FA, Harimau Muda B, Harimau Muda A, and Malaysia national under-23 football team. Ferris was born on August 21st, 1992 in Kelantan. Ferris is also known as Mohamad Ferris Danial bin Mat Nasir.

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He was most prominent from 1933 to 1958. Ferris was given the name Robert Ferris Taylor on March 25th, 1888 in Henrietta, Texas, U.S. He breathed his last breath on March 7th, 1961.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ferris

Jeanine Pirro is a fox news channel, news presenter, lawyer, fox newsanchor, and attorney. Jeanine was given the name Jeanine Ferris on June 2nd, 1951 in Elmira, New York.

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Pam Ferris is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1971. Pam was given the name Pamela E. Ferris on May 11th, 1948 in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany.

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Paul was born on November 10th, 1963. Paul is also known as Wee Ferris and & Mr F.

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Samantha Ferris is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Samantha was born Samantha Ferris on November 2nd, 1968 in North Vancouver (district municipality).

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Jean Leon Gerome Ferris was an artist in the field of painting. Jean was born on August 18th, 1863 in Philadelphia. He breathed his last breath on March 18th, 1930.

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How popular is the baby name Ferris in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1893 6 0 6
1894 5 0 5
1895 6 0 6
1896 7 0 7
1900 9 0 9
1902 10 0 10
1904 7 0 7
1905 6 0 6
1907 9 0 9
1908 8 0 8
1910 6 0 6
1911 10 0 10
1912 16 0 16
1913 36 5 31
1914 35 6 29
1915 52 10 42
1916 40 5 35
1917 44 5 39
1918 42 0 42
1919 42 6 36
1920 38 0 38
1921 53 8 45
1922 53 0 53
1923 50 5 45
1924 55 10 45
1925 50 6 44
1926 53 7 46
1927 49 5 44
1928 33 5 28
1929 34 0 34
1930 34 5 29
1931 37 5 32
1932 28 0 28
1933 23 0 23
1934 13 0 13
1935 27 0 27
1936 15 0 15
1937 16 0 16
1938 21 0 21
1939 31 0 31
1940 32 5 27
1941 21 0 21
1942 31 0 31
1943 31 0 31
1944 23 5 18
1945 22 0 22
1946 20 0 20
1947 39 0 39
1948 22 0 22
1949 33 5 28
1950 33 6 27
1951 26 0 26
1952 26 0 26
1953 38 8 30
1954 21 0 21
1955 39 6 33
1956 16 0 16
1957 28 6 22
1958 25 0 25
1959 22 5 17
1960 17 0 17
1961 19 0 19
1962 18 0 18
1963 10 0 10
1964 12 0 12
1965 13 0 13
1966 11 0 11
1967 11 0 11
1968 10 0 10
1969 16 0 16
1970 17 0 17
1971 8 0 8
1972 10 0 10
1973 15 0 15
1974 16 0 16
1975 14 0 14
1976 14 0 14
1977 16 0 16
1978 11 0 11
1979 9 0 9
1980 14 6 8
1981 27 16 11
1982 18 11 7
1983 21 9 12
1984 12 6 6
1985 22 11 11
1986 23 6 17
1987 16 0 16
1988 17 6 11
1989 13 0 13
1990 16 0 16
1991 20 6 14
1992 16 0 16
1993 15 0 15
1994 18 0 18
1995 9 0 9
1996 18 0 18
1997 13 0 13
1998 17 0 17
1999 10 0 10
2000 11 0 11
2001 18 0 18
2002 14 0 14
2003 17 0 17
2004 10 0 10
2005 14 0 14
2006 22 0 22
2007 28 0 28
2008 31 5 26
2009 25 0 25
2010 22 0 22
2011 28 7 21
2012 29 0 29
2013 40 6 34
2014 42 0 42
2015 54 9 45
2016 56 9 47
2017 51 5 46

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Popularity of Ferris as a first name

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Popularity of Ferris as a last name

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Common last names for Ferris

  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Thompson
  • Taylor
  • Miller
  • Baker
  • Walker

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ferris U.S.
  White 91.23% 64.26%
  African American 2.21% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.79% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.25% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.55% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.98% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ferris

People with the last name Ferris are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Ferris

  • How Popular is the name Ferris? Ferris is the 5,493rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Ferris was the 1,732nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ferris have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,771 babies born with the first name Ferris in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ferris to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ferris? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1893 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Ferris first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ferris is Friday, October 7th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Ferris born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ferris was in 1922 with a total of 53 babies.
  • Random Ferris Factoid: According to the 1930 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ferris is not a popular baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1930.
  • Weird things about the name Ferris: Your name in reverse order is Sirref. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Erfris. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ferris? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 20,703 people with the last name Ferris.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ferris? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Ferris as their last name.

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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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