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Feder Family History

Feder Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a trader in feathers (see Feather) or in quill pens, from Middle High German veder(e), German Feder ‘feather’, ‘quill’, ‘pen’.

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


Similar surnames: Leder, Feuer, Fader, Reder, Feger, Hader, Faden, Eder, Bader, Feider

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Where is the Feder family from?

You can see how Feder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Feder family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Feder families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Feder family living in Indiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Feder's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Feder families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Feder surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Feder ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Feder. 18% of Feder men worked as a Salesman and 10% of Feder women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Feder were Farmer and Secretary.

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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

  • Salesman
    18%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Proprietor
    7%
  • Farmer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    10%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
  • Secretary
    9%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Feder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Feder 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Feder. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Feder. For the veterans among your Feder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Feder lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Feder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Feder in 1947 was 50, and 82 in 2004.

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