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Lafler Surname Meaning

Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Leffler or Loeffler .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Leffler, Nadler, Lefler, Kamler, Hafler, Lasser, Lagle, Adler, Lawler

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Where is the Lafler family from?

You can see how Lafler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lafler family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Lafler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 3 Lafler families living in Lancashire. This was about 50% of all the recorded Lafler's in United Kingdom. Lancashire and 1 other county had the highest population of Lafler families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lafler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lafler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lafler. 34% of Lafler men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Lafler women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lafler were Mechanic and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    34%
  • Laborer
    29%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Mechanic
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Servant
    25%
  • Saleslady
    25%
  • Teacher
    25%
  • Bookkeeper
    25%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Lafler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lafler 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 175 immigration records available for the last name Lafler. 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 506 military records available for the last name Lafler. For the veterans among your Lafler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lafler lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Lafler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Lafler in 1963 was 69, and 69 in 2004.

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