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Pfau Family History

Pfau Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German pfa, pfawe ‘peacock’, modern German Pfau. Compare English Peacock. As a German name this is generally a nickname for a vain strutting person, or in some cases a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a peacock. As a Jewish name, it is generally ornamental.

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

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2,534 Military Records
1,556 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Pfau Families

  • Number of Pfau families
     24 - 45
     9 - 23
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Pfau families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Pfau last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Pfau Family Origin

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Pfau Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Pfau

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Pfau Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Pfau census records

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Pfau Civil War Service Records

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