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Fiedler Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a professional or amateur fiddle player from Middle High German videlære German Fiedler (Yiddish fidler). The instrument (Old High German fidula) is named from Late Latin vitula. This surname is also found in Poland Czechia Hungary Slovakia and Slovenia (see also below). Compare Fiddler . Germanized form of Polish Czech Slovenian and Slovak Fidler a surname of German origin (see above).

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

Similar surnames: Fiddler, Siedler, Feller, Feder, Kindler, Wieder, Filer, Friedler

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Where is the Fiedler family from?

You can see how Fiedler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fiedler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fiedler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 22 Fiedler families living in London. This was about 54% of all the recorded Fiedler's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Fiedler families in 1891.
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What did your Fiedler ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Fiedler. 63% of Fiedler women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
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Passenger Lists

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There are 18,000 military records available for the last name Fiedler. For the veterans among your Fiedler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fiedler lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Fiedler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Fiedler in 1947 was 40, and 80 in 2004.

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