Gafner Family History

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Gafner Name Meaning

Swiss German: variant of Gaffner.

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

Similar surnames: Gaffner, Gasner, Garner, Hafner, Rainer, Bahner, Gruner, Gepner

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Gafner Family Origin

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Gafner Family Occupations

What did your Gafner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gafner family was Stone Cutter. The most common Gafner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Gafner's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Gardner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gafner.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Gardner

  • Stone Cutter


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

Gafner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gafner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gafner 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 281 immigration records available for the last name Gafner. 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 163 military records available for the last name Gafner. For the veterans among your Gafner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gafner Life Expectancy

What is the average Gafner lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gafner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Gafner in 1963 was 80, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gafner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gafner 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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