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Feldner Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German veldener (a derivative of Old High German feld ‘open country’), a feudal term denoting a vassal or bondsman who was granted the land (but not the dwelling and barn) for his services. South German: habitational name for someone from any of various places named Felden or Velden. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental extension of Feld.

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


Similar surnames: Feller, Felder, Fenner, Kellner, Feldberg, Goldner, Feiner, Feder

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Where is the Feldner family from?

You can see how Feldner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Feldner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Feldner families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 35 Feldner families living in Ohio. This was about 25% of all the recorded Feldner's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Feldner families in 1880.
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What did your Feldner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Feldner. 27% of Feldner men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Feldner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Feldner were Clerk and Housekeeper.

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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
    27%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    23%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Manager
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Feldner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Feldner 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 420 immigration records available for the last name Feldner. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Feldner. For the veterans among your Feldner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Feldner lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Feldner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Feldner in 1958 was 53, and 87 in 2004.

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