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Felten Name Meaning

German: from the medieval personal name Velten, a vernacular form of Latin Valentinus (see Valentine).

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

Similar surnames: Velten, Feltes, Felter, Feltus, Ellen, Felton, Feltz, Welter, Felkel

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Where is the Felten family from?

You can see how Felten families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Felten family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Felten families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Felten family living in Indiana. This was about 33% of all the recorded Felten's in USA. Indiana and 2 other states had the highest population of Felten families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Felten surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Felten ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Felten. 30% of Felten men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Felten women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Felten were Clerk and 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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Felten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Felten 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Felten. 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 Felten. For the veterans among your Felten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Felten lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Felten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Felten in 1944 was 70, and 78 in 2004.

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