Telfer Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GIVE ME ACCESS

Telfer Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: from a personal name based on a byname for a strong man or ferocious warrior, from Old French taille(r) ‘to cut’ + fer ‘iron’ (Latin ferrum).

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


Similar surnames: Teller, Elter, Deller, Tedder, Telford, Tenner, Defer, Kelner, Belfer

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Telfer Family Origin

Where is the Telfer family from?

SHOW MORE

Telfer Family Occupations

What did your Telfer ancestors do for a living?

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

SHOW MORE
  • Shepherd

    7%
  • Farmer

    6%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Farm Servant

    2%

In 1881, the most common Telfer occupation in the UK was Shepherd. 7% of Telfer's were Shepherds. Shepherd, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Telfer. A less common occupation for the Telfer family was Farm Servant.

Source: Census data for Telfer | Data not to scale

Telfer Historical Records

What Telfer family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Telfer ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Telfer

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Telfer Life Expectancy

What is the average Telfer lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Telfer 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.

SHOW MORE

United States

Famous Telfer Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)

James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Look up another name