Fels Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived near high ground or by a prominent crag, from Middle High German vels ‘rock’, ‘cliff’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Fels ‘rock’.

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


Similar surnames: Fell, Feld, Fey, Feig, Fall, Gell, Pels, Hils, Fells, Kell

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Fels Family Origin

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Fels Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Carpenter

    9%
  • Merchant

    6%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fels. The most common Fels occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Fels's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fels family was Keeping House.

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Fels Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, Fels life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Fels in 1943 was 35, and 84 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fels

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