Fentress Family History

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Fentress Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Ventress, itself a variant of Venters, a nickname for a daring person, from Middle English aventurous ‘bold’, ‘venturesome’.

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


Similar surnames: Venters, Ventress, Ventre, Fetters, Jenness, Ferriss, Ferris, Fettes

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Fentress Family Origin

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Fentress Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farming

    6%

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In 1880, the most common Fentress occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Fentress's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fentress. A less common occupation for the Fentress family was Farming.

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Fentress Historical Records

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Fentress Life Expectancy

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