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Fein Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German fin ‘fine’, ‘splendid’ (a cognate of FinE). Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German fein, Yiddish fayn ‘fine’, ‘excellent’.

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


Similar surnames: Feig, Wein, Fenn, Feil, Mein, Nein, Hain, Lein, Feind, Bein

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Where is the Fein family from?

You can see how Fein families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fein family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fein families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Fein family living in Illinois. This was 100% of all the recorded Fein's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Fein families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fein surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fein ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fein. 20% of Fein men worked as a Salesman and 11% of Fein women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fein were Proprietor and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    20%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Manager
    8%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    11%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Fein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fein 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Fein. 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 26,000 military records available for the last name Fein. For the veterans among your Fein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fein lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Fein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Fein in 1954 was 51, and 83 in 2004.

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