History of your Surname
Get access to Felder family records.Start a free trial

Felder Family History

Felder Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: variant of the topographic name Feld or a habitational name for someone from a place called with this word.

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

Similar surnames: Feller, Felter, Feldner, Helder, Felber, Felser, Felde, Eder, Beller

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Felder family from?

You can see how Felder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Felder family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Felder families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 21 Felder families living in South Carolina. This was about 55% of all the recorded Felder's in USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Felder families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Felder surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Felder ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Felder. 30% of Felder men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Felder women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Felder were Salesman and Laborer. .

View Census Data for Felder | Data not to scale

*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
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Farm Laborer
  • Laborer
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Felder family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Felder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Felder census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Felder

Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Felder. 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.

View all Felder immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Felder. For the veterans among your Felder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Felder military records

You've only scratched the surface of Felder family history

Discover More

What is the average Felder lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Felder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Felder in 1940 was 43, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Felder

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Felder family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Felder last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial