Feld Family History

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Feld Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived on ground which had been cleared of forest, but not brought into cultivation, from Middle High German velt ‘area of open country’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental from German Feld (see 1). In some cases it could be a shortened form of any of the various compound names beginning with German Feld.

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


Similar surnames: Field, Fell, Fels, Held, Felde, Wald, Fall, Feig, Weld, Fey

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Feld Family Origin

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Feld Family Occupations

What did your Feld ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Feld. 18% of Feld men worked as a Salesman and 13% of Feld women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Feld were Laborer and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    18%
  • Proprietor
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    13%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Saleslady
    9%
  • Teacher
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Feld Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Feld. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Feld 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Feld. 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 65,000 military records available for the last name Feld. For the veterans among your Feld ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Feld Life Expectancy

What is the average Feld lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Feld life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Feld in 1952 was 50, and 76 in 2004.

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