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Felts Family History

Felts Name Meaning

Dutch and German: variant of Feltz.

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


Similar surnames: Feltis, Feltes, Delfs, Feltz, Feltus, Folts, Fells, Pelts, Felps

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Where is the Felts family from?

You can see how Felts families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Felts family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Felts families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 28 Felts families living in Tennessee. This was about 33% of all the recorded Felts's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Felts families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Felts surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Felts ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Felts. 22% of Felts men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Felts women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Felts 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
    22%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Housework
    6%
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Felts. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Felts 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 882 immigration records available for the last name Felts. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Felts. For the veterans among your Felts ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Felts lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Felts life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Felts in 1945 was 40, and 77 in 2004.

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