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Fendler Name Meaning

German:: variant of Pfendler . nickname or medieval occupational name for a juggler or clown (at fairs) cognate with Middle High German vanz ‘juggler deceit’. This surname is also found in France (mainly Lorraine).

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

Similar surnames: Wendler, Tendler, Pfendler, Bendler, Mendler, Hendler, Fessler

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Where is the Fendler family from?

You can see how Fendler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fendler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fendler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Fendler family living in Indiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Fendler's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Fendler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fendler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fendler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman was the top reported job for people in the USA named Fendler. 37% of Fendler men worked as a Salesman. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Butcher
  • Chauffeur
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Fendler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fendler 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 Fendler. 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 864 military records available for the last name Fendler. For the veterans among your Fendler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fendler lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Fendler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Fendler in 1958 was 61, and 84 in 2004.

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