Fehn Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone who lived by a bog or marsh, from Frisian fehn ‘bog’, related to Dutch veen. Norwegian: habitational name from any of three farms in southeastern Norway named Fen, probably from Old Norse Fávin, of which the second element is vin ‘meadow’; the first element is unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Fenn, Fahn, Dehn, Fehl, Fern, Fehr, Rehn, Finn, Dean, Lehr

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Fehn Family Origin

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Fehn Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Baker

    12%
  • Blacksmith

    6%
  • Clerk In Store

    6%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Fehn family was Clerk In Store. The most common Fehn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Fehn's were Farmers. Farmer, Baker and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fehn.

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Fehn Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, Fehn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Fehn in 1958 was 53, and 82 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fehn

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