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

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Phelps Family Origin

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Phelps Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farming

    3%

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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Phelps Historical Records

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Phelps Life Expectancy

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