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Confer Name Meaning

Respelling of French Swiss Convers, literally ‘convert’, a surname which Morlet believes was probably bestowed on Jewish or other converts to Christianity. The form Confer occurs with great frequency in central PA, its spelling reflecting the German (or Dutch) pronunciation; it may have originated in Europe (five Confers are listed in the German telephone directory) or on arrival in the U.S. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Kumpfer (see Compher).

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


Similar surnames: Cofer, Coffer, Conser, Conder, Cooper, Loner, Coover, Colfer, Hopfer

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Confer Family Origin

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Confer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Keeping House

    3%

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Confer. The most common Confer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Confer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Confer family was Keeping House.

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Confer Life Expectancy

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