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Fegley Name Meaning

Americanized form of German and Swiss German Vögele (see Vogele ) a metonymic occupational name for a bird catcher or a nickname for someone with birdlike features or of its cognate Vögeli and possibly also of German Vögeler (see Vogeler ) or Vögler (see Vogler ). Probably also an Americanized form of Swiss German Fügli a nickname for a skillful person from Middle High German vuoc vüege ‘skill’. Compare Fagley Fegely Figley and Phegley .

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

Similar surnames: Fegely, Fenley, Begley, Feagley, Fagley, Egley, Wegley, Fogler, Exley

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Where is the Fegley family from?

You can see how Fegley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fegley family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Fegley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 37 Fegley families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 90% of all the recorded Fegley's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Fegley families in 1840.
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What did your Fegley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fegley. 20% of Fegley men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Fegley women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fegley were Labor and Clerk. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
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Passenger Lists

There are 321 immigration records available for the last name Fegley. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Fegley. For the veterans among your Fegley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fegley lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Fegley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Fegley in 1952 was 47, and 68 in 2004.

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