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Origin and popularity of the name FEDER

Origin

Feder : German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a trader in feathers (see Feather) or in quill pens from Middle High German veder(e) German Feder ‘feather quill pen’.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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Last name frequency

Geographic distribution of the 6,146 individuals with the name FEDER on Geneanet.

 

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    (595 individuals)
    rbehra
    (428 individuals)
    famillesdalsace
    (196 individuals)
    jmfeder
    (95 individuals)

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    Variants of name FEDER

    FAIDER FEUDEREN FOEDER