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Fjeld Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of the many farms named with fjell ‘mountain rock’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Mjelde, Fuld, Hjelm, Gjerde, Feld, Fels, Field, Fell, Fifield, Kell

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Where is the Fjeld family from?

You can see how Fjeld families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fjeld family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Fjeld families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 19 Fjeld families living in Wisconsin. This was about 58% of all the recorded Fjeld's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Fjeld families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fjeld surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fjeld ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fjeld. 51% of Fjeld men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Fjeld women worked as a Housewife. .

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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
    51%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farm Operator
    13%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Fjeld. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fjeld 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Fjeld. 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 326 military records available for the last name Fjeld. For the veterans among your Fjeld ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fjeld lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Fjeld life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Fjeld in 1963 was 95, and 69 in 2004.

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