Fechner Family History

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Fechner Name Meaning

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

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

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

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Fechner Family Origin

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Fechner Family Occupations

What did your Fechner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Cap Mkr were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fechner. A less common occupation for the Fechner family was Carriage Maker. The most common Fechner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Fechner's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Cap Mkr

  • Carriage Maker


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

Fechner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Fechner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fechner census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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 Card

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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Fechner Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fechner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fechner ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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