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

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  • Merchant

    50%
  • Watchmaker

    50%

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

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Fehr Historical Records

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Fehr Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fehr

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