Confer Family History

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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

What did your Confer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, 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. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Confer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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Confer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Confer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Confer 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 397 immigration records available for the last name Confer. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Confer. For the veterans among your Confer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Confer Life Expectancy

What is the average Confer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Confer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Confer in 1944 was 31, and 66 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Confer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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