Fentress Family History

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Fentress Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Ventress, itself a variant of Venters, a nickname for a daring person, from Middle English aventurous ‘bold’, ‘venturesome’.

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

Similar surnames: Venters, Ventress, Ventre, Fetters, Jenness, Ferriss, Ferris, Fettes

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Fentress Family Origin

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Fentress Family Occupations

What did your Fentress ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Fentress occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Fentress's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fentress. A less common occupation for the Fentress family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Fentress Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Fentress. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fentress 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 841 immigration records available for the last name Fentress. 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 Fentress. For the veterans among your Fentress ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fentress Life Expectancy

What is the average Fentress lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Fentress life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Fentress in 1944 was 21, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fentress

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fentress 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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