Derfler Family History

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Derfler Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Dörfler (see Doerfler).

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

Similar surnames: Doerfler, Demler, Deshler, Heffler, Guertler, Wexler, Neufer, Beucler

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Derfler Family Origin

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Derfler Family Occupations

What did your Derfler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Derfler occupation in the USA was Tailor. 40% of Derfler's were Tailors. A less common occupation for the Derfler family was Laborer. Tailor, Cigar Maker and Ice Pedler were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Derfler.

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  • Tailor

  • Cigar Maker

  • Ice Pedler

  • Laborer


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

Derfler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 919 census records available for the last name Derfler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Derfler 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 225 immigration records available for the last name Derfler. 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 188 military records available for the last name Derfler. For the veterans among your Derfler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Derfler Life Expectancy

What is the average Derfler lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Derfler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Derfler in 1962 was 80, and 81 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Derfler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Derfler 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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