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Feininger Family History

Feininger Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Weininger, Heininger, Meininger, Reininger, Deininger, Leininger

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Where is the Feininger family from?

You can see how Feininger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Feininger family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Feininger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 7 Feininger families living in New York. This was about 88% of all the recorded Feininger's in USA. New York had the highest population of Feininger families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Feininger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Feininger ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Feininger ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Census Records

There are 132 census records available for the last name Feininger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Feininger census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 113 immigration records available for the last name Feininger. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 82 military records available for the last name Feininger. For the veterans among your Feininger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Feininger lifespan?

Between 1964 and 1999, in the United States, Feininger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Feininger in 1964 was 70, and 83 in 1999.

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