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Feith Name Meaning

German: variant of Veit.

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


Similar surnames: Feit, Veith, Weith, Feth, Reith, Keith, Reth, Feig, Frith, Seith

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Where is the Feith family from?

You can see how Feith families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Feith family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Feith families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 21 Feith families living in Illinois. This was about 30% of all the recorded Feith's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Feith families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Feith surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Feith ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Feith. 22% of Feith men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Feith women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Feith were Machinist and Laborer. .

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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

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Carpenter
    9%
  • Machinist
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
    17%
  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Feith. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Feith 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 Feith. 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 801 military records available for the last name Feith. For the veterans among your Feith ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Feith lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Feith life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Feith in 1954 was 51, and 71 in 2004.

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