Fertig Family History

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Fertig Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from Middle High German vertec ‘skillful’, ‘ready’, ‘prepared’ (German fertig), Old High German fertig, a derivative of vart ‘journey’, ‘expedition’, and so meaning originally ‘ready for an expedition’.

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

Similar surnames: Feig, Hurtig, Fettig, Rettig, Gettig, Herzig, Ferg, Ferdig, Fertel

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Fertig Family Origin

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Fertig Family Occupations

What did your Fertig ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Fertig family was Painter. The most common Fertig occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Fertig's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fertig.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Painter


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Fertig Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Fertig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fertig 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 Fertig. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Fertig. For the veterans among your Fertig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fertig Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Fertig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Fertig in 1945 was 29, and 73 in 2004.

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