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Feese Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German, Middle Low German vese ‘spelt’, ‘chaff’, ‘husk’; a nickname for a small person or an indirect occupational name for a cereal farmer or miller.

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

Similar surnames: Reese, Weese, Beese, Feeser, Meese, Heese, Fest, Freese, Neese, Boese

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Where is the Feese family from?

You can see how Feese families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Feese family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Feese families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Feese families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Feese's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Feese families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Feese surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Feese ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Feese. 35% of Feese men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Feese women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Feese were Mechanic and Laundress.

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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
  • Farm Laborer
  • Mechanic

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Waitress
  • Teacher
  • Laundress
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Feese. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Feese 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 123 immigration records available for the last name Feese. 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 646 military records available for the last name Feese. For the veterans among your Feese ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Feese lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Feese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Feese in 1962 was 80, and 85 in 2004.

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