Feld Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived on ground which had been cleared of forest, but not brought into cultivation, from Middle High German velt ‘area of open country’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental from German Feld (see 1). In some cases it could be a shortened form of any of the various compound names beginning with German Feld.

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


Similar surnames: Field, Fell, Fels, Held, Felde, Wald, Fall, Feig, Weld, Fey

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Feld Family Origin

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Feld Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    16%
  • Farmer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Feld. A less common occupation for the Feld family was Carpenter. The most common Feld occupation in the USA was Laborer. 16% of Feld's were Laborers.

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Feld Historical Records

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Feld Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Feld life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Feld in 1952 was 50, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Feld

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