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Feld Family History

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 ‘field area of open country’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Feld ‘field area of open country’ (see 1 above). In some cases it could be a shortened form of any of various compound names beginning with German Feld Yiddish feld felt ‘field’. Compare Field .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Feld family from?

You can see how Feld families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Feld family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Feld families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Feld family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Feld's in USA. New York had the highest population of Feld families in 1840.
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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 USA 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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*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
  • Proprietor
  • Clerk
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Saleslady
  • Teacher
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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