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Feth Name Meaning

German: spelling variant of Veth, a variant of Fath.

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


Similar surnames: Fetz, Fath, Fetch, Feith, Reth, Faeth, Foth, Kath, Pech, Fette

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Where is the Feth family from?

You can see how Feth families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Feth family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Feth families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 42 Feth families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Feth's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Feth families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Feth surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Feth ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Feth. 24% of Feth men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Feth women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Feth were Painter and Bookkeeper.

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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
    24%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Engineer
    12%
  • Painter
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    50%
  • Saleslady
    25%
  • Bookkeeper
    25%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Feth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Feth 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 468 immigration records available for the last name Feth. 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 820 military records available for the last name Feth. For the veterans among your Feth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Feth lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Feth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Feth in 1962 was 72, and 71 in 2004.

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