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Fechner Name Meaning

German:: patronymic from a dialect variant of Wenzel . occupational name for a furrier from Middle High German vēch ‘colorful (fur)’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Rechner, Fecher, Fechter, Lechner, Fehnel, Feiner, Lachner, Zehner

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Where is the Fechner family from?

You can see how Fechner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fechner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Fechner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 30 Fechner families living in New York. This was about 25% of all the recorded Fechner's in USA. New York had the highest population of Fechner families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fechner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fechner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fechner. 21% of Fechner men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Fechner women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fechner were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Teacher
  • Seamstress
  • Clerk
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Fechner. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Fechner. For the veterans among your Fechner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fechner lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Fechner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Fechner in 1955 was 58, and 83 in 2004.

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