Fenter Family History

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Fenter Name Meaning

German: from a vernacular reduced form of the personal name Bonaventura, which became popular as a personal name around 1500.

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


Similar surnames: Venter, Renter, Fester, Jenner, Fenster, Center, Fenner, Fenger

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Fenter Family Origin

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Fenter Family Occupations

What did your Fenter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Fenter. 11% of Fenter men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Fenter women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fenter were Manager and Saleswoman

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Laborer
    5%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    12%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Saleswoman
    5%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Fenter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fenter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fenter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 290 immigration records available for the last name Fenter. 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 709 military records available for the last name Fenter. For the veterans among your Fenter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fenter Life Expectancy

What is the average Fenter lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Fenter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Fenter in 1953 was 41, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fenter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fenter ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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