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Fehr Family History

Fehr Name Meaning
South German and Swiss German: metonymic occupational name for a ferryman, from Middle High German ver(e). The name is common in Zurich, where, according to Bahlow, a journeyman of the boatmen’s guild named Feer is recorded in 1468.

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

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Name Distribution of Fehr Families

  • Number of Fehr families
     77 - 152
     26 - 76
     1 - 25
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Fehr families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Fehr last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Fehr Family Origin

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Fehr Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Fehr

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Fehr Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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