Fehr Family History

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Fehr Name Meaning

South German and Swiss German: metonymic occupational name for a ferryman, from Middle High German ver(e). The name is common in Zurich, where, according to Bahlow, a journeyman of the boatmen’s guild named Feer is recorded in 1468.

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

Similar surnames: Kehr, Fahr, Wehr, Fuhr, Rehr, Uhr, Rehm, Feig, Rohr, Fehn

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Fehr Family Origin

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Fehr Family Occupations

What did your Fehr ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Merchant and Watchmaker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Fehr. The most common Fehr occupation in the UK was Merchant. 50% of Fehr's were Merchants.

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  • Merchant

  • Watchmaker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Fehr ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Fehr Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Fehr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fehr 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Fehr. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Fehr. For the veterans among your Fehr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fehr Life Expectancy

What is the average Fehr lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Fehr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Fehr in 1956 was 48, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fehr 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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