Dethlefs Family History

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Dethlefs Name Meaning

North German and Frisian: patronymic from the personal name Detlef, composed of Middle Low German theudo ‘people’, ‘race’ + lef ‘life’, ‘offshoot’. The South German equivalent of Detlef is Dietleib.

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


Similar surnames: Dethloff, Delfs, Detlefsen, Demler, Dehler, Nethers, Detmers, Deubler

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Dethlefs Family Origin

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Dethlefs Family Occupations

What did your Dethlefs ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Book-Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dethlefs. The most common Dethlefs occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Dethlefs's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dethlefs family was Lutheran Preacher.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Blacksmith

    14%
  • Book-Keeper

    14%
  • Lutheran Preacher

    14%

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Dethlefs Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dethlefs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dethlefs 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Dethlefs. 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 Dethlefs. For the veterans among your Dethlefs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dethlefs Life Expectancy

What is the average Dethlefs lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Dethlefs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Dethlefs in 1963 was 76, and 69 in 2004.

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