Feldman Family History

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Feldman Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental extension of Feld. Americanized spelling of German Feldmann.

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

Similar surnames: Felman, Heldman, Fellman, Fieldman, Waldman, Kelman, Folkman, Follman

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Feldman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Feldman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Feldman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Feldman Family Origin

Where is the Feldman family from?

Feldman Family Occupations

What did your Feldman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Feldman. A less common occupation for the Feldman family was Retail Grocer. The most common Feldman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Feldman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Retail Grocer


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

Feldman Historical Records

What Feldman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 97,000 census records available for the last name Feldman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Feldman 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 35,000 immigration records available for the last name Feldman. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Feldman. For the veterans among your Feldman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Feldman Life Expectancy

What is the average Feldman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Feldman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Feldman in 1944 was 44, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Feldman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Feldman 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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