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Feig Surname Meaning

South German: nickname from Middle High German veic ‘fated to die’ which subsequently took on the meaning ‘easily intimidated fearful’. German: variant of Feige Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Feige ‘fig’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Feige, Fein, Teig, Feil, Wein, Feit, Fels, Selig, Ferg, Reil

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Where is the Feig family from?

You can see how Feig families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Feig family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Feig families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 3 Feig families living in Ontario. This was about 75% of all the recorded Feig's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Feig families in 1911.
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What did your Feig ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Revenue was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Feig. 100% of Feig women worked as a Revenue. .

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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.

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Revenue
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Feig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Feig census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Feig. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Feig lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Feig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Feig in 1952 was 55, and 78 in 2004.

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