Felter Family History

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Felter Name Meaning

habitational name for someone from any of several places named Felten or Velten. shortened form of any of various habitational names or topographic names formed with -feld ‘open country’ (see Feld), as for example Kleinfelder. variant of Falter.

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

Similar surnames: Felder, Felber, Belter, Feller, Ferner, Feltes, Felser, Felten

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Felter Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Felter name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Baltic States


  • Norway


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Felter Family Origin

Where is the Felter family from?

Felter Family Occupations

What did your Felter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Felter family was Laborer. Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Felter. The most common Felter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Felter's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Felter Historical Records

What Felter family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Felter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Felter 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 958 immigration records available for the last name Felter. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Felter. For the veterans among your Felter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Felter Life Expectancy

What is the average Felter lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Felter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Felter in 1948 was 53, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Felter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Felter 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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