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Peffer Family History

Peffer Name Meaning
variant of German Pfeffer.English: metonymic occupational name or nickname from Anglo-Norman French pivre ‘pepper’ (see Pepper).

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

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10,964 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,782 Military Records
1,325 Immigration Records
12,933 Census and Voter Lists
20,224 Member Family Trees

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Name Distribution of Peffer Families

  • Number of Peffer families
     67 - 131
     23 - 66
     1 - 22
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Peffer families
     15 - 28
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Peffer families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Peffer Family Origin

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Peffer Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Peffer

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Peffer Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Peffer census records

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Peffer Civil War Service Records

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