Fildes Family History

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Fildes Name Meaning

English and Scottish (Aberdeen): regional name from a district in Lancashire called The Fylde, from Old English (ge)filde ‘plain’.

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

Similar surnames: Fiddes, Wiles, Filer, Biles, Sides, Fielden, Fields, Wilden, Foiles

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Fildes Family Origin

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Fildes Family Occupations

What did your Fildes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Fildes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Fildes's were Farmers. Farmer, Machinist and Finisher In Woolen Mill were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fildes. A less common occupation for the Fildes family was Foreman.

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  • Farmer

  • Machinist

  • Finisher In Woolen Mill

  • Foreman


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Fildes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Fildes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fildes 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Fildes. 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 927 military records available for the last name Fildes. For the veterans among your Fildes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fildes Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Fildes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Fildes in 1963 was 87, and 82 in 2004.

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