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Dreyfus Family History

Dreyfus Name Meaning
Jewish (western Ashkenazic): habitational name from Trevis, an old name of the city of Trier on the Mosel, known in French as Trèves; both the French and German names come from Latin Augusta Treverorum ‘city of Augustus among the Treveri’, a Celtic tribal name of uncertain origin. The form of the surname has been altered from Trevis by folk etymological association with modern German Dreifuss ‘tripod’. AB Compare Trier.

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

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8,294 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,463 Military Records
6,960 Immigration Records
7,073 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Dreyfus Families

  • Number of Dreyfus families
     38 - 74
     13 - 37
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dreyfus families
     15 - 28
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Dreyfus families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Dreyfus Family Origin

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Dreyfus Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Dreyfus

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Dreyfus Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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