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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Feder

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From Old High German fedara (akin to Old Saxon fethara), from Proto-Germanic *feþrō, from Proto-Indo-European *péth₂r̥ ~ pth₂én- (“feather, wing”), from *peth₂- (“to fly”). Compare Low German Fedder, Dutch veder, veer, English feather, Danish fjer, Swedish fjäder.

  1. feather
  2. a spring of a machine or gadget
  3. a pen, used as a writing tool in ancient times

Notable Persons Named Feder

Feder was born in France. Feder is also known as Hadrien Federiconi (birth name).


Notable Persons With the Last Name Feder

Feder was born in France. Feder is also known as Hadrien Federiconi (birth name).


Gottfried Feder was an economist in the field of urbanism. Gottfried was born on January 27th, 1883 in Würzburg. He left this life on September 24th, 1941.


Kenneth Feder is a in the fields of archaeology and anthropology. Kenneth was born on August 1st, 1952 in New York City.


Robert was born on May 17th, 1956.


Johann was born on May 15th, 1740. He died on May 22nd, 1821.



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Popularity of Feder as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Feder U.S.
  White 95.60% 64.26%
  African American 0.80% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.90% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.01% 16.26%

Of Last Name Feder

People with the last name Feder are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Feder

  • How Popular is the name Feder? As a last name Feder was the 11,026th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Feder first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Feder is Monday, September 15th, 1890.
  • How unique is the name Feder? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Feder. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Feder: Your name in reverse order is Redef. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eedrf. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Feder? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,884 people with the last name Feder.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Feder? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Feder as their last name since less than 1 person in 102k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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