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Feger Family History

Feger Name Meaning

South German: occupational name for an armorer or weapon maker, from an agent derivative of Middle High German fegen ‘to clean or sweep’ or ‘to polish a sword’.

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

Similar surnames: Beger, Heger, Felger, Fieger, Feder, Reger, Feuer, Geiger, Deger

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Where is the Feger family from?

You can see how Feger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Feger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Feger families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 10 Feger families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 91% of all the recorded Feger's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Feger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Feger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Feger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Feger. 20% of Feger men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Feger women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Feger were Truck Driver 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • New Worker
  • Manager
  • Secretary
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Feger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Feger 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Feger. 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 Feger. For the veterans among your Feger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Feger lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Feger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Feger in 1955 was 67, and 85 in 2004.

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