Felty Family History

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Felty Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of South German Velte, from a short form of the personal name Valentin (see Valentine).

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

Similar surnames: Welty, Feltz, Felt, Belt, Feltes, Fenley, Fey, Beltz, Felix, Hefty

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Felty Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Felty name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Felty. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Italy


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Felty Family Origin

Where is the Felty family from?

Felty Family Occupations

What did your Felty ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Felty occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Felty's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Felty family was Works On Farm. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Felty.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Works On Farm


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

Felty Historical Records

What Felty family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Felty. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Felty 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 404 immigration records available for the last name Felty. 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 Felty. For the veterans among your Felty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Felty Life Expectancy

What is the average Felty lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Felty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Felty in 1941 was 30, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Felty

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Felty 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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