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Felde Name Meaning

German (von dem Felde): topographic name for someone living by an area of open country (see Feld).

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

Similar surnames: Feld, Felder, Feldner, Field, Ende, Welde, Fedde, Fels, Feldt, Melde

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Where is the Felde family from?

You can see how Felde families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Felde family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Felde families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Felde families living in Wisconsin. This was about 53% of all the recorded Felde's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Felde families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Felde surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Felde ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Felde. 30% of Felde men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Felde women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Felde were Farm Operator 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

  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Truck Driver
  • Farm Operator

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Felde. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Felde 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 834 immigration records available for the last name Felde. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Felde. For the veterans among your Felde ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Felde lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Felde life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Felde in 1964 was 74, and 64 in 2004.

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