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Feese Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German, Middle Low German vese ‘spelt’, ‘chaff’, ‘husk’; a nickname for a small person or an indirect occupational name for a cereal farmer or miller.

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


Similar surnames: Reese, Weese, Beese, Feeser, Meese, Heese, Fest, Freese, Neese, Boese

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Feese Family Origin

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Feese Family Occupations

What did your Feese ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Feese. 20% of Feese men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Feese women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Feese were Machinist and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Machinist
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    10%
  • Laundress
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Waitress
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Feese Historical Records

What Feese family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Feese. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Feese census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 123 immigration records available for the last name Feese. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 646 military records available for the last name Feese. For the veterans among your Feese ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Feese Life Expectancy

What is the average Feese lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Feese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Feese in 1962 was 80, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Feese

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Feese ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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