Huffer Family History

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Huffer Name Meaning

English: possibly an unflattering nickname for a boastful, swaggering person (one who huffs and puffs). German (Hüffer): from the Germanic personal name Hugifrid, composed of hug ‘head’, ‘mind’, ‘spirit’ + frid ‘peace’. North German (Hüffer): status name for a prosperous small farmer. Compare South German Huber. German: probably an American spelling of Hof or Hoff.

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

Similar surnames: Duffer, Haffer, Hupfer, Nuffer, Huger, Huff, Hummer, Hoffert, Ruffer

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Huffer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Huffer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Huffer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Huffer Family Origin

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Huffer Family Occupations

What did your Huffer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Huffer family was Agr Lab. The most common Huffer occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 19% of Huffer's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Ag Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Huffer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Ag Labourer

  • Agr Lab


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Huffer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Huffer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Huffer 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 888 immigration records available for the last name Huffer. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Huffer. For the veterans among your Huffer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Huffer Life Expectancy

What is the average Huffer lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Huffer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Huffer in 1945 was 23, and 74 in 2004.

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