Fels Family History

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Fels Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived near high ground or by a prominent crag, from Middle High German vels ‘rock’, ‘cliff’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Fels ‘rock’.

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

Similar surnames: Fell, Feld, Fey, Feig, Fall, Gell, Pels, Hils, Fells, Kell

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Fels Family Origin

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Fels Family Occupations

What did your Fels ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Fels family was Keeping House. Farmer, Carpenter and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fels. The most common Fels occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Fels's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Merchant

  • Keeping House


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Fels Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Fels. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fels 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Fels. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Fels. For the veterans among your Fels ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fels Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Fels life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Fels in 1943 was 35, and 84 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fels 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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