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Fehl Family History

Fehl Name Meaning
in northwestern Germany, a topographic name from vel ‘marsh’, ‘bog’.in parts of central and southern Germany this surname and its Alemannic variant Föhl are related to Feiler ‘file maker’.

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

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6,515 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,042 Military Records
658 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Fehl Families

  • Number of Fehl families
     31 - 59
     11 - 30
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Fehl families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Fehl last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Fehl census records

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Fehl Family Origin

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Fehl Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Fehl

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Fehl Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Fehl census records

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Fehl Civil War Service Records

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