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Dethlefs Name Meaning

North German and North Frisian: patronymic from the personal name Detlef composed of Middle Low German theod ‘people race’ + lēf ‘life offshoot’.

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


Similar surnames: Dethloff, Delfs, Detlefsen, Demler, Dehler, Nethers, Detmers, Deubler

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Where is the Dethlefs family from?

You can see how Dethlefs families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dethlefs family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Dethlefs families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 18 Dethlefs families living in Nebraska. This was about 41% of all the recorded Dethlefs's in USA. Nebraska had the highest population of Dethlefs families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dethlefs surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dethlefs ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dethlefs. 27% of Dethlefs men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Dethlefs women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dethlefs were Laborer and New Worker. .

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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

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Farming
    27%
  • Owner
    8%
  • Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    30%
  • Teacher
    30%
  • Housework
    20%
  • New Worker
    20%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Dethlefs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dethlefs 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 410 immigration records available for the last name Dethlefs. 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 273 military records available for the last name Dethlefs. For the veterans among your Dethlefs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dethlefs lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Dethlefs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Dethlefs in 1963 was 76, and 69 in 2004.

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