Felch Family History

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Felch Name Meaning

nickname from Middle High German vals ‘false’. in eastern Germany, from the Slavic personal name Velislav (from velij ‘big’), which became Velisch, Felsch. variant of North German Fölsch, Völsch, based on the Frisian-Low German personal name Fölske, Völske (from the common name component volc ‘people’, ‘tribe’); unrounding of -ö- to -e- changes Fölsch to Felsch.

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


Similar surnames: Kelch, Ferch, Belch, Pech, Pesch, Welch, Flach, Fels, Frech, Walch

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Felch Family Origin

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Felch Family Occupations

What did your Felch ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Felch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Felch's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Felch family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Felch.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    4%
  • Laborer

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Felch ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Felch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Felch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Felch census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Felch. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Felch. For the veterans among your Felch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Felch Life Expectancy

What is the average Felch lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Felch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Felch in 1961 was 25, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Felch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Felch ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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