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Feltes Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Valentine. Compare Velten.

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


Similar surnames: Feltus, Felten, Velten, Feltis, Felter, Feltz, Welte, Welter, Baltes

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Where is the Feltes family from?

You can see how Feltes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Feltes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Feltes families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 23 Feltes families living in Illinois. This was about 33% of all the recorded Feltes's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Feltes families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Feltes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Feltes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Feltes. 36% of Feltes men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Feltes women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Feltes were Miner and Stenographer. .

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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
    36%
  • Farmer
    28%
  • Machinist
    9%
  • Miner
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    43%
  • Maid
    29%
  • Stenographer
    29%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Feltes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Feltes 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 301 immigration records available for the last name Feltes. 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 688 military records available for the last name Feltes. For the veterans among your Feltes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Feltes lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Feltes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Feltes in 1950 was 26, and 81 in 2004.

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