Pfeiffer Family History

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Pfeiffer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from an agent derivative of Middle High German pfif(e), German Pfeife ‘whistle’, ‘pipe’, hence an occupational name for a pipe player.

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

Similar surnames: Pfeffer, Pfiffner, Pfeifle, Pfeiler, Preiser, Schiffer, Feiner

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Pfeiffer Family Origin

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Pfeiffer Family Occupations

What did your Pfeiffer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Clerk, Musician and Pork Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pfeiffer. The most common Pfeiffer occupation in the UK was Clerk. 13% of Pfeiffer's were Clerks. A less common occupation for the Pfeiffer family was Baker Emply 1 Man & 1 Boy.

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  • Clerk

  • Musician

  • Pork Butcher

  • Baker Emply 1 Man & 1 Boy


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

Pfeiffer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Pfeiffer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pfeiffer 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Pfeiffer. 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 31,000 military records available for the last name Pfeiffer. For the veterans among your Pfeiffer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pfeiffer Life Expectancy

What is the average Pfeiffer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Pfeiffer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Pfeiffer in 1944 was 25, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pfeiffer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pfeiffer 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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