Felt Family History

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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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Felt Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Felt name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    50%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    17%

  • Germanic Europe

    9%

  • Norway

    7%

  • Sweden

    6%

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Felt Family Origin

Where is the Felt family from?

Felt Family Occupations

What did your Felt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Felt family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Felt. The most common Felt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Felt's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Felt ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Felt Historical Records

What Felt family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Felt Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Felt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Felt 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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