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Fenter Family History

Fenter Name Meaning

German: from a vernacular reduced form of the personal name Bonaventura, which became popular as a personal name around 1500.

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


Similar surnames: Venter, Renter, Fester, Jenner, Fenster, Center, Fenner, Fenger

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Where is the Fenter family from?

You can see how Fenter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fenter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fenter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Fenter families living in Arkansas. This was about 75% of all the recorded Fenter's in USA. Arkansas had the highest population of Fenter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fenter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fenter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fenter. 25% of Fenter men worked as a Farmer and 36% of Fenter women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fenter were Manager and Clerk. .

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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
    25%
  • Truck Driver
    13%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Manager
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    36%
  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Clerk
    15%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fenter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fenter 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 290 immigration records available for the last name Fenter. 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 709 military records available for the last name Fenter. For the veterans among your Fenter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fenter lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Fenter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Fenter in 1953 was 41, and 80 in 2004.

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