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Fehl Name Meaning

in northwestern Germany, a topographic name from vel ‘marsh’, ‘bog’. in parts of central and southern Germany this surname and its Alemannic variant Föhl are related to Feiler ‘file maker’.

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

Similar surnames: Feil, Fehn, Fohl, Fell, Lehr, Kehl, Mehl, Hehl, Gehl, Lehl

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Fehl Family Origin

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Fehl Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fehl. The most common Fehl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Fehl's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fehl family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Cigar Maker

  • Keeping House


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Fehl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Fehl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fehl 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 702 immigration records available for the last name Fehl. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Fehl. For the veterans among your Fehl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fehl Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Fehl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Fehl in 1954 was 52, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fehl 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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