Defer Family History

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Defer Name Meaning

French: from de fer ‘of iron’; probably a nickname for someone who was immoveable, inflexible, or remarkably tough.

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

Similar surnames: Deger, Duffer, Demey, Lemer, Beger, Eber, Rener, Defee, Denyer, Keer

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Defer Family Origin

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Defer Family Occupations

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In 1881, Cabinet Maker and Tobacconist were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Defer. The most common Defer occupation in the UK was Cabinet Maker. 50% of Defer's were Cabinet Makers.

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  • Cabinet Maker

  • Tobacconist


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Defer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Defer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Defer 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 337 immigration records available for the last name Defer. 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 622 military records available for the last name Defer. For the veterans among your Defer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Defer Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Defer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Defer in 1957 was 49, and 63 in 2004.

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