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Felber Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived by a conspicuous willow tree or a group of such trees, from Middle High German velwe ‘willow’ (presumably from an unrecorded Old High German cognate of Old English welig). As a vocabulary word this has now been entirely supplanted by Weide. Both words ultimately derive from a root meaning ‘bent’, ‘twisted’, and refer to the useful suppleness of willow twigs. Some examples of the surname may derive from places called Felben, from the dative plural of the word (originally used after a preposition). Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name, from the tree (see 1).

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


Similar surnames: Feller, Kelber, Helber, Felger, Melber, Felder, Silber, Alber, Beaber

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Where is the Felber family from?

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

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Felber. 14% of Felber men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Felber women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Felber were Machinist and Maid.

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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
    14%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    18%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Maid
    8%
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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Felber. For the veterans among your Felber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Felber lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Felber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Felber in 1953 was 55, and 80 in 2004.

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