Doerfler Family History

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Doerfler Name Meaning

South German (Dörfler): nickname from a derivative of Middle High German dorf(l)ære ‘inhabitant of a village’, or a habitational name, common in Bavaria and Austria, from places named Dörfl or Dörfle (‘little village’).

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

Similar surnames: Doerflein, Loeffler, Dobler, Hoefler, Deubler, Derfler, Dorer

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Doerfler Family Origin

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Doerfler Family Occupations

What did your Doerfler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Doerfler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Doerfler's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Doerfler family was Barber. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Doerfler.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Barber


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Doerfler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Doerfler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doerfler 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 719 immigration records available for the last name Doerfler. 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 Doerfler. For the veterans among your Doerfler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Doerfler Life Expectancy

What is the average Doerfler lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Doerfler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Doerfler in 1945 was 42, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Doerfler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Doerfler 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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