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Felber Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived by a conspicuous willow tree or a group of such trees, from Middle High German velwe ‘willow’ (presumably from an unrecorded Old High German cognate of Old English welig). As a vocabulary word this has now been entirely supplanted by Weide. Both words ultimately derive from a root meaning ‘bent’, ‘twisted’, and refer to the useful suppleness of willow twigs. Some examples of the surname may derive from places called Felben, from the dative plural of the word (originally used after a preposition). Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name, from the tree (see 1).

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


Similar surnames: Feller, Kelber, Helber, Felger, Melber, Felder, Silber, Alber, Beaber

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Felber Family Origin

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Felber Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Felber occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Felber's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Machinist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Felber. A less common occupation for the Felber family was Shoemaker.

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Machinist

    7%
  • Shoemaker

    7%

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Felber Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Felber. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Felber. For the veterans among your Felber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Felber Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Felber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Felber in 1953 was 55, and 80 in 2004.

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