Peffer Family History

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Peffer Name Meaning

variant of German Pfeffer. English: metonymic occupational name or nickname from Anglo-Norman French pivre ‘pepper’ (see Pepper).

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


Similar surnames: Pfeffer, Pepper, Peffers, Peyser, Offer, Peper, Coffer, Feffer

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Peffer Family Origin

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Peffer Family Occupations

What did your Peffer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Tailor and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Peffer. 4% of Peffer men worked as a Tailor and 58% of Peffer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peffer were Brewers Traveller and Charwoman

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Tailor
    4%
  • Assistant In Test Department In Edison Swan Cable Factory
    2%
  • Brass Vesctor Clerk
    2%
  • Brewers Traveller
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    58%
  • Button Maker
    2%
  • Cashier Retired
    2%
  • Charwoman
    2%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Peffer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Peffer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peffer 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 Peffer. 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 Peffer. For the veterans among your Peffer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Peffer Life Expectancy

What is the average Peffer lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Peffer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Peffer in 1952 was 47, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Peffer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Peffer 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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