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Draffen Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Draffan in Lanarkshire. Probably an altered spelling of German Draffehn, an ethnic name for a Slavic speaker from Lüneburg Heath, from Polabic (a West Slavic language) Dråwën. This was the westernmost region where a Slavic language was spoken. In some cases the name was habitational, from a place called Drawehn, near Köslin in Pomerania.

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


Similar surnames: Daffern, Dragan, Graven, Druffel, Draney, Dearden, Dressen, Taffe

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Where is the Draffen family from?

You can see how Draffen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Draffen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Draffen families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Draffen family living in Missouri. This was 100% of all the recorded Draffen's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Draffen families in 1840.
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What did your Draffen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Draffen. 38% of Draffen men worked as a Laborer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    38%
  • Farmer
    35%
  • Farming
    13%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    100%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 258 immigration records available for the last name Draffen. 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 Cards

There are 284 military records available for the last name Draffen. For the veterans among your Draffen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Draffen lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Draffen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Draffen in 1962 was 71, and 83 in 2004.

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