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Feller Name Meaning

English German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a furrier a seller of pelts or hides from an -er agent derivative of Middle English fell Middle Low German Middle High German vel German Fell or Yiddish fel ‘hide pelt’. See also Fell . German: variant of Felder . German: habitational name for someone from a place called Fell near Trier or Fellen Felln in Bavaria. English: occupational name formed from an -er derivative of Middle English fell(en) ‘(to) fell cut down’ perhaps for a woodman.

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

Similar surnames: Weller, Geller, Peller, Meller, Eller, Zeller, Seller, Beller, Felber

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Where is the Feller family from?

You can see how Feller families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Feller family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Feller families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 25 Feller families living in Suffolk. This was about 27% of all the recorded Feller's in United Kingdom. Suffolk had the highest population of Feller families in 1891.
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What did your Feller ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Tailor and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Feller. 50% of Feller men worked as a Tailor and 79% of Feller women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Feller were Cloth Button Maker (master and Domestic Worker. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • Tailor
  • Cloth Button Maker (master

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Dress Machinist
  • Assistant To Licensee
  • Domestic Worker
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Feller. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Feller. For the veterans among your Feller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Feller lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Feller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Feller in 1940 was 35, and 77 in 2004.

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