Sofer Family History

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Sofer Name Meaning

Jewish: variant of Soffer ‘scribe’.

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


Similar surnames: Soifer, Safer, Sober, Somer, Soffer, Stofer, Sower, Cofer, Oder

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Sofer Family Origin

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Sofer Family Occupations

What did your Sofer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sofer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Sofer's were Farmers. Farmer, House Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sofer. A less common occupation for the Sofer family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • House Carpenter

    20%
  • Keeping House

    20%
  • Blacksmith

    10%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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

Sofer Historical Records

What Sofer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sofer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sofer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Sofer

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Sofer. 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 Sofer. For the veterans among your Sofer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sofer Life Expectancy

What is the average Sofer lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Sofer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sofer in 1965 was 76, and 91 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sofer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sofer 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.

Famous Sofer Family

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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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