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Pfeffer Family History

Pfeffer Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German pfeffer, German Pfeffer ‘pepper’, a metonymic occupational name for a spicer; alternatively, it may be a nickname for a small man (as if the size of a peppercorn) or one with a fiery temper, or for a dark-haired person (from the color of a peppercorn) or anecdotal for someone who paid a peppercorn rent.

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

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49,561 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
9,153 Military Records
6,034 Immigration Records
20,298 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Pfeffer Families

  • Number of Pfeffer families
     61 - 119
     21 - 60
     1 - 20
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Pfeffer families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Pfeffer last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Pfeffer Family Origin

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Pfeffer Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Pfeffer

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Pfeffer Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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