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Pfyffer Family History

Pfyffer Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Pfeffer, Pfiffner, Pfeiffer, Peffer, Proffer, Pfeifer, Pfeuffer

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Where is the Pfyffer family from?

You can see how Pfyffer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pfyffer family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Pfyffer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1851 there were 3 Pfyffer families living in Midlothian. This was 100% of all the recorded Pfyffer's in Scotland. Midlothian had the highest population of Pfyffer families in 1851.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pfyffer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pfyffer ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 160 census records available for the last name Pfyffer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pfyffer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 186 immigration records available for the last name Pfyffer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 29 military records available for the last name Pfyffer. For the veterans among your Pfyffer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pfyffer lifespan?

Between 1980 and 2000, in the United States, Pfyffer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Pfyffer in 1980 was 85, and 57 in 2000.

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