Pfeifer Family History

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Pfeifer Name Meaning

German and Jewish: variant spelling of Pfeiffer. This spelling of the surname is also found in Slovenia.

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

Similar surnames: Pheifer, Peifer, Fifer, Pfeffer, Pfeuffer, Pfeiffer, Feffer, Seifer

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Pfeifer Family Origin

Where is the Pfeifer family from?

Pfeifer Family Occupations

What did your Pfeifer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Cabinet Maker and Engine Fitter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Pfeifer. A less common occupation for the Pfeifer family was Restaurateur. The most common Pfeifer occupation in the UK was Cabinet Maker. 33% of Pfeifer's were Cabinet Makers.

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  • Cabinet Maker

  • Engine Fitter

  • Restaurateur


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

Pfeifer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Pfeifer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pfeifer 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Pfeifer. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Pfeifer. For the veterans among your Pfeifer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pfeifer Life Expectancy

What is the average Pfeifer lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Pfeifer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Pfeifer in 1946 was 21, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pfeifer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pfeifer 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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