History of your Surname
Get access to Fede family records.Start a free trial

Fede Family History

Fede Name Meaning

Italian: from the female personal name Fede from Latin fides ‘faith’. Italian: from a short form of the personal name Federico . Italian: from a short form of the medieval personal name Bonafede an omen or well-wishing name meaning ‘good faith’. French (southern; also Fédé): probably of Italian origin (see above). This surname which is rare in southern France is also found in Haiti and Réunion.

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

Similar surnames: Fedde, Fee, Fey, Dede, Frede, Medel, Fedak, Pee, Pere, Ede

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Fede family from?

You can see how Fede families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fede family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Fede families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Fede family living in Colorado. This was about 50% of all the recorded Fede's in USA. Colorado and 1 other state had the highest population of Fede families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fede surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fede ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fede. 21% of Fede men worked as a Laborer and 45% of Fede women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fede were Barber and Dressmaker. .

View Census Data for Fede | Data not to scale

*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
  • Operator
  • Clerk
  • Barber

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • New Worker
  • Painter
  • Dressmaker
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Fede family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Fede. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fede census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Fede

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Fede. 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.

View all Fede immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 366 military records available for the last name Fede. For the veterans among your Fede ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Fede military records

You've only scratched the surface of Fede family history

Discover More

What is the average Fede lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Fede life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Fede in 1962 was 73, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fede

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Fede family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial