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Felsen Name Meaning

variant of Fels. habitational name for someone from any of several places named Felsen, Velsen, or Velzen in northwestern Germany.

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


Similar surnames: Elsen, Olsen, Felser, Jessen, Filzen, Welden, Nessen, Feller, Velten

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Where is the Felsen family from?

You can see how Felsen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Felsen family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Felsen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Felsen family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Felsen's in USA. New York had the highest population of Felsen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Felsen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Felsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Felsen. 39% of Felsen men worked as a Salesman and 100% of Felsen women worked as a Stenographer. .

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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

  • Salesman
    39%
  • Proprietor
    16%
  • Owner
    16%
  • Clerk
    16%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    100%
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What Felsen family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 838 census records available for the last name Felsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Felsen 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 863 immigration records available for the last name Felsen. 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 Felsen. For the veterans among your Felsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Felsen lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2003, in the United States, Felsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Felsen in 1954 was 42, and 78 in 2003.

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