Fehn Family History

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Fehn Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone who lived by a bog or marsh, from Frisian fehn ‘bog’, related to Dutch veen. Norwegian: habitational name from any of three farms in southeastern Norway named Fen, probably from Old Norse Fávin, of which the second element is vin ‘meadow’; the first element is unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Fenn, Fahn, Dehn, Fehl, Fern, Fehr, Rehn, Finn, Dean, Lehr

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Fehn Family Origin

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Fehn Family Occupations

What did your Fehn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Baker and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fehn. A less common occupation for the Fehn family was Clerk In Store. The most common Fehn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Fehn's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Baker

  • Blacksmith

  • Clerk In Store


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

Fehn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Fehn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fehn 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 786 immigration records available for the last name Fehn. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Fehn. For the veterans among your Fehn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fehn Life Expectancy

What is the average Fehn lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Fehn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Fehn in 1958 was 53, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fehn 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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