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Felser Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived in a rocky place or by a cliff (Fels).

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


Similar surnames: Felder, Felber, Feller, Welser, Felter, Felsen, Belser, Meiser

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Where is the Felser family from?

You can see how Felser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Felser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Felser families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Felser families living in New York. This was about 55% of all the recorded Felser's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Felser families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Felser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Felser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Felser. 28% of Felser men worked as a Laborer.

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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
    28%
  • Mechanic
    19%
  • Salesman
    19%
  • Watchman
    19%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    100%
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What Felser family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 993 census records available for the last name Felser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Felser 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 310 immigration records available for the last name Felser. 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 684 military records available for the last name Felser. For the veterans among your Felser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Felser lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Felser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Felser in 1957 was 64, and 86 in 2004.

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