Pfau Family History

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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

What did your Pfau ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Butcher

  • Baker

  • Barber


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

Pfau Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pfau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pfau 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Pfau. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Pfau. For the veterans among your Pfau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pfau Life Expectancy

What is the average Pfau lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pfau

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pfau 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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