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Fehring Name Meaning

German (Holstein Hamburg): patronymic from the Old Frisian personal name Fero. North German: nickname or status name alluding to a tax obligation from Middle Low German verdinc a term denoting a quarter of a weight or coin (‘farthing’).

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


Similar surnames: Nehring, Gehring, Wehring, Fearing, Herring, Fehling, Ferring

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Where is the Fehring family from?

You can see how Fehring families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fehring family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Fehring families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 21 Fehring families living in Wisconsin. This was about 27% of all the recorded Fehring's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Fehring families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fehring surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fehring ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Press Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fehring. 35% of Fehring men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Fehring women worked as a Press Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fehring were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Press Operator
    34%
  • Maid
    23%
  • New Worker
    23%
  • Stenographer
    23%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Fehring. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fehring 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 566 immigration records available for the last name Fehring. 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 438 military records available for the last name Fehring. For the veterans among your Fehring ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fehring lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Fehring life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Fehring in 1963 was 62, and 81 in 2004.

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