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Dreyfus Name Meaning

Jewish (western Ashkenazic): habitational name from Trevis, an old name of the city of Trier on the Mosel, known in French as Trèves; both the French and German names come from Latin Augusta Treverorum ‘city of Augustus among the Treveri’, a Celtic tribal name of uncertain origin. The form of the surname has been altered from Trevis by folk etymological association with modern German Dreifuss ‘tripod’. Compare Trier.

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


Similar surnames: Dreyfuss, Dreyer, Drees, Debus, Delfs, Prus, Reus, Redus, Dress

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Dreyfus Family Origin

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Dreyfus Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dreyfus family was Angt. Auction. The most common Dreyfus occupation in the USA was Merchant. 16% of Dreyfus's were Merchants. Merchant, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dreyfus.

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  • Merchant

    16%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Angt. Auction

    2%

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Dreyfus Historical Records

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Dreyfus Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, Dreyfus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Dreyfus in 1955 was 72, and 70 in 2004.

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