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Safner Family History

Safner 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: Hafner, Saffer, Sarner, Saner, Sanner, Safier, Gafner, Safer, Sayer

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Where is the Safner family from?

You can see how Safner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Safner family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Safner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Safner family living in Tennessee. This was 100% of all the recorded Safner's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Safner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Safner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Safner ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Paid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Safner. 100% of Safner women worked as a Paid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Paid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 96 census records available for the last name Safner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Safner 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 29 immigration records available for the last name Safner. 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 24 military records available for the last name Safner. For the veterans among your Safner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Safner lifespan?

Between 1970 and 2000, in the United States, Safner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Safner in 1970 was 74, and 74 in 2000.

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