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Fiddler Surname Meaning

English: from Middle English fitheler(e) fideler(e) ‘fiddler one who plays a stringed instrument’ (Old English fithelere). English (of Norman origin): perhaps from the Old French phrase vis de leuu ‘wolf's face’ from Old French vis (from Latin visus) ‘face’ + leuu (from Latin lupus ‘wolf’). Hunfridus Uis de leuu and Hunfridus Vis de lupo for example are recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086. Videlu would have become Vidloe then Vidler thus becoming confused with Fiddler. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Yiddish fidler ‘fiddler one who plays a stringed instrument’. Americanized form (translation into English) of German Fiedler .

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


Similar surnames: Fiedler, Fidler, Ridler, Girdler, Filer, Kidder, Filler, Fendler

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Where is the Fiddler family from?

You can see how Fiddler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fiddler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fiddler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 178 Fiddler families living in Lancashire. This was about 31% of all the recorded Fiddler's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Fiddler families in 1891.
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What did your Fiddler ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Fiddler. 58% of Fiddler men worked as a General Labourer and 79% of Fiddler women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fiddler were Cotton Weaver and Unpaid Domestic Duti. .

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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

  • General Labourer
    58%
  • Retired
    15%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Cotton Weaver
    15%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    79%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
    3%
  • Cotton Weaver
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
    3%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Fiddler lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Fiddler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Fiddler in 1944 was 30, and 63 in 2004.

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