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Fidel Surname Meaning

Catalan Galician Spanish Slovenian Hungarian and Haitian: from the personal name Fidel from Latin fidelis ‘of the faith’ (from fides ‘faith’) a name adopted among early Christians. This surname is also found in the Philippines. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a fiddler from Yiddish fidl ‘fiddle’.

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

Similar surnames: Fedele, Vidal, Sidel, Faden, Fishel, Zindel, Fadel, Filer, Bedel

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Where is the Fidel family from?

You can see how Fidel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fidel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Fidel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 7 Fidel families living in Herefordshire. This was about 39% of all the recorded Fidel's in United Kingdom. Herefordshire had the highest population of Fidel families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fidel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fidel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fidel. 27% of Fidel men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Fidel women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fidel were Farmer and Dressmaker. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Dressmaker
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Fidel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fidel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 860 immigration records available for the last name Fidel. 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 418 military records available for the last name Fidel. For the veterans among your Fidel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fidel lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Fidel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Fidel in 1959 was 51, and 70 in 2004.

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