Feig Family History

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Feig Name Meaning

South German: nickname for a coward, from the Middle High German veic ‘fated to die’, which then took on the meaning ‘intimidated’, ‘fearful’, ‘cowardly’. German: variant of Feige 2. German: in some cases the Slavic word voj ‘man’, ‘warrior’ (variants vojko, vojka) may have been adapted, since, according to Brechenmacher, several 16th-century documents from eastern Germany report the name. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Feige ‘fig’.

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

Similar surnames: Feige, Fein, Teig, Feil, Wein, Feit, Fels, Selig, Ferg, Reil

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Feig Family Origin

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Feig Family Occupations

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In 1939, Export Merchant and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Feig. 40% of Feig men worked as an Export Merchant and 50% of Feig women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Feig were Tailor and Unpaid Domestic Duti

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Export Merchant
  • Cottonpiecer Goods Buyer
  • None
  • Tailor

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Maid
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti

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

Feig Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Feig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Feig 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Feig. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Feig. For the veterans among your Feig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Feig Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Feig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Feig in 1952 was 55, and 78 in 2004.

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