Belfer Family History

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Belfer Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Yiddish be(he)lfer, ba(he)lfer ‘teacher’s assistant’ (someone who conducts children to school).

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

Similar surnames: Belzer, Becher, Helfer, Belter, Beiser, Bilder, Reifer, Belser

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Belfer Family Origin

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Belfer Family Occupations

What did your Belfer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Belfer occupation in the USA was Laborer. 50% of Belfer's were Laborers. Laborer and Picture Frame were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Belfer.

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  • Laborer

  • Picture Frame


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Belfer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Belfer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Belfer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Belfer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Belfer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 166 military records available for the last name Belfer. For the veterans among your Belfer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Belfer Life Expectancy

What is the average Belfer lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Belfer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Belfer in 1941 was 40, and 90 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Belfer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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