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Fendt Name Meaning

German: nickname for a lad or a young man or farmer, from Middle High German vende, vent, vendel(in), Middle Low German vent ‘lad’, ‘page’, ‘little boy’. (In Old High German it denoted a foot soldier.)

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


Similar surnames: Wendt, Fenn, Sundt, Mundt, Feind, Fest, Hundt, Gent, Kandt, Senft

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Where is the Fendt family from?

You can see how Fendt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fendt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Fendt families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 12 Fendt families living in Illinois. This was about 30% of all the recorded Fendt's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Fendt families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fendt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fendt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Fendt. 25% of Fendt men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Fendt women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fendt were Butcher and Teacher.

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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
    25%
  • Machinist
    19%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Butcher
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    43%
  • Housework
    29%
  • Teacher
    29%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Fendt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fendt 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Fendt. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Fendt. For the veterans among your Fendt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fendt lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Fendt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Fendt in 1961 was 60, and 87 in 2004.

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