Fellows Family History

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Fellows Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Fellow, from Middle English felagh, felaw late Old English feolaga ‘partner’, ‘shareholder’ (Old Norse félagi, from fé ‘fee’, ‘money’ + legja to lay down). In Middle English the term was used in the general sense of a companion or comrade, and the surname thus probably denoted a (fellow) member of a trade guild. Compare Fear 1.

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

Similar surnames: Fallows, Hallows, Bellow, Pellow, Kellow, Bellows, Bello, Ellers

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Fellows Ethnicity Estimate

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

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Fellows Family Origin

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Fellows Family Occupations

What did your Fellows ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fellows. The most common Fellows occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Fellows's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fellows family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Fellows Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 112,000 census records available for the last name Fellows. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fellows 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Fellows. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Fellows. For the veterans among your Fellows ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fellows Life Expectancy

What is the average Fellows lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Fellows life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Fellows in 1948 was 36, and 71 in 2004.

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