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Deffenbaugh Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Dieffenbach .

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


Similar surnames: Defenbaugh, Diffenbaugh, Defibaugh, Bedenbaugh, Waltenbaugh

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Where is the Deffenbaugh family from?

You can see how Deffenbaugh families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deffenbaugh family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Deffenbaugh families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Deffenbaugh families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 64% of all the recorded Deffenbaugh's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Deffenbaugh families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Deffenbaugh surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Deffenbaugh ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Deffenbaugh. 24% of Deffenbaugh men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Deffenbaugh women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deffenbaugh were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Manager
    14%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Housewife
    10%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Deffenbaugh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deffenbaugh census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 150 immigration records available for the last name Deffenbaugh. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Deffenbaugh. For the veterans among your Deffenbaugh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Deffenbaugh lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Deffenbaugh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Deffenbaugh in 1954 was 54, and 81 in 2004.

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