Pfau Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German pfa, pfawe ‘peacock’, modern German Pfau. Compare English Peacock. As a German name this is generally a nickname for a vain strutting person, or in some cases a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a peacock. As a Jewish name, it is generally ornamental.

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


Similar surnames: Pfab, Lau, Pan, Faw, Kau, Pflaum, Grau, Pfahl, Pau, Paar

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Pfau Family Origin

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Pfau Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Butcher

    5%
  • Baker

    2%
  • Barber

    2%

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In 1880, the most common Pfau occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Pfau's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pfau family was Barber. Farmer, Butcher and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pfau.

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Between 1956 and 2004, Pfau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Pfau in 1956 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pfau

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