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Ferdig Name Study

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Surname/tag: Ferdig
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This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.

Here, we are attempting to document and connect as many Ferdigs as possible. With this information, we should be able to infer migration patterns for this family and document their origin and expansion.

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List of name variations:

  • Ferdeg
  • Fergin
  • Fertich
  • Firdig
  • Furdeg
  • Furdig
  • Verdig

Suggested Task List

  1. Research Ferdig name origin
  2. Add sources and biographies to profiles
  3. Perfect dates and place names on profiles

Early Mentions of Ferdig in US Newspapers

A search of the Library of Congress' Chronicling America shows the Ferdig surname appearing first across Freemont and Perrysburg, Ohio, in the northwest of the state, in the 1840s, 50s and 60s. The 1870s saw Ferdigs expand into Iowa and Pennsylvania, with Kansas, New York, and Illinois following in the 1880s. [1]


  1. Library of Congress, Chronicling America
  • The Library of Congress, Chronicling America Newspaper Archive. Search for 'Ferdig'. Available Online
  • "Ferdig Family Reunion Held at Blue Lake Sunday," The Mapleton Press (Mapleton, Iowa), p. 1. July 30, 1942. Accessed November 17, 2019. Online archive
  • "Fertig Fertich Ferdig Family of Pennsylvania History and Genealogy."

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