Feder Family History

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Feder Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a trader in feathers (see Feather) or in quill pens, from Middle High German veder(e), German Feder ‘feather’, ‘quill’, ‘pen’.

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

Similar surnames: Leder, Feuer, Fader, Reder, Feger, Hader, Faden, Eder, Bader, Feider

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Feder Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Feder name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Feder. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Feder Family Origin

Where is the Feder family from?

Feder Family Occupations

What did your Feder ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Feder. The most common Feder occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Feder's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Feder family was Cigar Dealer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Cigar Dealer


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

Feder Historical Records

What Feder family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Feder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Feder 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Feder. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Feder. For the veterans among your Feder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Feder Life Expectancy

What is the average Feder lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Feder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Feder in 1947 was 50, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Feder

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Feder 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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