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Feathers Name Meaning

English: variant of Feather. Americanized form of German Feder.

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


Similar surnames: Feather, Geathers, Flathers, Gethers, Featherly, Flasher, Fettes

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Where is the Feathers family from?

You can see how Feathers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Feathers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Feathers families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Feathers families living in Virginia. This was about 30% of all the recorded Feathers's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Feathers families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Feathers surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Feathers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Feathers. 29% of Feathers men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Feathers women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Feathers were Salesman and Housewife.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    29%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Seamstress
    10%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Feathers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Feathers 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 648 immigration records available for the last name Feathers. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Feathers. For the veterans among your Feathers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Feathers lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Feathers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Feathers in 1948 was 34, and 65 in 2004.

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