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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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Where is the Feig family from?

You can see how Feig families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Feig family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Feig families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Feig family living in Maryland. This was 100% of all the recorded Feig's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Feig families in 1840.
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What did your Feig ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Feig. 27% of Feig men worked as a Salesman and 20% of Feig women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Feig were Farmer and Laundress.

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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

  • Salesman
    27%
  • Operator
    12%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Farmer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    20%
  • Operator
    14%
  • Bookkeeper
    14%
  • Laundress
    14%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Feig lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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