Fehnel Family History

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Fehnel Name Meaning

South German: nickname for the standard bearer of a town guild or occupational name for an ensign, from a dialect diminutive of Fahne ‘flag’, ‘banner’ (Middle High German van(e)).

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

Similar surnames: Fenner, Feigel, Fetner, Feasel, Zehner, Feiner, Fechner, Fessel

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Fehnel Family Origin

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Fehnel Family Occupations

What did your Fehnel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fehnel. A less common occupation for the Fehnel family was Retired Farmer. The most common Fehnel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Fehnel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Retired Farmer


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

Fehnel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Fehnel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fehnel 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 64 immigration records available for the last name Fehnel. 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 394 military records available for the last name Fehnel. For the veterans among your Fehnel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fehnel Life Expectancy

What is the average Fehnel lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Fehnel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Fehnel in 1962 was 81, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fehnel

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