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Pyffer Family History

Pyffer 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: Peffer, Puffer, Duffer, Huffer, Pfeffer, Offer, Coffer, Jaffer

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Where is the Pyffer family from?

You can see how Pyffer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pyffer family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Pyffer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1881 there was 1 Pyffer family living in Banffshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Pyffer's in Scotland. Banffshire had the highest population of Pyffer families in 1881.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pyffer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pyffer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Watchman was the top reported job for people in the USA named Pyffer. 100% of Pyffer men worked as a Watchman. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Watchman
    100%
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Census Records

There are 192 census records available for the last name Pyffer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pyffer 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 7 immigration records available for the last name Pyffer. 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 273 military records available for the last name Pyffer. For the veterans among your Pyffer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pyffer lifespan?

Between 1971 and 2004, in the United States, Pyffer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Pyffer in 1971 was 86, and 85 in 2004.

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