Fehling Family History

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Fehling Name Meaning

North German: habitational name for an inhabitant of Eastphalia or Westphalia (German Ostfalen, Westfalen), the suffix -ling denoting affiliation and habitation.

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

Similar surnames: Fehring, Gehling, Wehling, Edling, Felling, Erling, Behling, Mehling

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Fehling Family Origin

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Fehling Family Occupations

What did your Fehling ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Fehling occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Fehling's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fehling family was Carpenter. Farmer, Miner and Barber Shop were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fehling.

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  • Farmer

  • Miner

  • Barber Shop

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Fehling ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Fehling Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Fehling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fehling 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 717 immigration records available for the last name Fehling. 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 845 military records available for the last name Fehling. For the veterans among your Fehling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fehling Life Expectancy

What is the average Fehling lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Fehling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Fehling in 1957 was 46, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fehling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fehling 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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