Colfer Family History

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Colfer Name Meaning

Irish (County Wexford): probably an altered form of English Colford.

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


Similar surnames: Bolger, Confer, Coller, Colmer, Coffer, Calder, Coley, Colver, Colter

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Colfer Family Origin

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Colfer Family Occupations

What did your Colfer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Colfer occupation in the USA was Saloon Keeper. 9% of Colfer's were Saloon Keepers. A less common occupation for the Colfer family was Blacksmith. Saloon Keeper, Teamster and At Home were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Colfer.

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  • Saloon Keeper

    9%
  • Teamster

    9%
  • At Home

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

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

Colfer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Colfer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Colfer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Colfer

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Colfer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Colfer. For the veterans among your Colfer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Colfer Life Expectancy

What is the average Colfer lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Colfer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Colfer in 1962 was 78, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Colfer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Colfer 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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