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Felt Family History

Felt Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a felt maker, from Old English felt ‘felt’. Said to be an Americanized or Germanized spelling of a Hungarian name, of uncertain identity.

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


Similar surnames: Belt, Fell, Best, Fett, Fulp, Bolt, Fort, Felty, Field, Fall

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Where is the Felt family from?

You can see how Felt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Felt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Felt families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 46 Felt families living in New York. This was about 40% of all the recorded Felt's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Felt families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Felt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Felt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Felt. 18% of Felt men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Felt women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Felt were Carpenter and Housework.

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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

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Housework
    7%
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Felt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Felt 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Felt. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Felt. For the veterans among your Felt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Felt lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Felt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Felt in 1941 was 46, and 71 in 2004.

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