Reefer Family History

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Reefer Name Meaning

Possibly a derivative of North German Reef ‘rope’, denoting a ropemaker.

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


Similar surnames: Reever, Reifer, Reder, Reef, Reuter, Reeser, Reider, Reeher, Reeter

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Reefer Family Origin

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Reefer Family Occupations

What did your Reefer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Reefer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Reefer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Reefer family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reefer.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Keeping House

    14%
  • Carpenter

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%

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Reefer Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Reefer Life Expectancy

What is the average Reefer lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Reefer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Reefer in 1958 was 54, and 52 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reefer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reefer 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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