Feig Name Meaning

South German: nickname for a coward, from the Middle High German veic ‘fated to die’, which then took on the meaning ‘intimidated’, ‘fearful’, ‘cowardly’. German: variant of Feige 2. German: in some cases the Slavic word voj ‘man’, ‘warrior’ (variants vojko, vojka) may have been adapted, since, according to Brechenmacher, several 16th-century documents from eastern Germany report the name. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Feige ‘fig’.

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


Similar surnames: Feige, Fein, Teig, Feil, Wein, Feit, Fels, Selig, Ferg, Reil

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Feig Family Origin

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Feig Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Barber

    5%
  • Carpenter

    5%

In 1880, the most common Feig occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Feig's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Feig. A less common occupation for the Feig family was Carpenter.

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Between 1952 and 2004, Feig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Feig in 1952 was 55, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Feig

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