Phelps Family History

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Phelps Name Meaning

English (southwestern): patronymic from Philip.

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


Similar surnames: Phipps, Helms, Peers, Childs, Philp, Heaps, Philips, Halls, Abels

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Phelps Family Origin

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Phelps Family Occupations

What did your Phelps ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Phelps family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Phelps. The most common Phelps occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Phelps's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farming

    3%

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

Phelps Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Phelps. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Phelps 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Phelps. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Phelps. For the veterans among your Phelps ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Phelps Life Expectancy

What is the average Phelps lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Phelps life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Phelps in 1940 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Phelps

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Phelps 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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