Fifer Family History

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Fifer Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Pfeiffer. Slovenian spelling of German Pfeiffer, associated in particular with Maribor in eastern Slovenia.

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

Similar surnames: Pifer, Filer, Fizer, Fiser, Fier, Siler, Wiser, Riser, Piker, Fleer

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Fifer Family Origin

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Fifer Family Occupations

What did your Fifer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Fifer occupation in the UK was Plasterer. 50% of Fifer's were Plasterers. Plasterer and Tailor were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Fifer.

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  • Plasterer

  • Tailor


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Fifer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Fifer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Fifer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fifer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Fifer. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Fifer. For the veterans among your Fifer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fifer Life Expectancy

What is the average Fifer lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Fifer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Fifer in 1949 was 37, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fifer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fifer 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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