Duffer Family History

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Duffer Name Meaning

In at least some cases it seems to be a variant of Irish Duffy. Perhaps a variant of South German Tüffer, a habitational name for someone from Tüffen in Switzerland or Tiefen (earlier Tüeffen) near Freiburg, place names based on Old High German tiufi ‘gorge’ or tuf, taf ‘bog’, ‘swamp’. Compare Duffner. Possibly an altered spelling of French Dufer, a nickname from du fer ‘(man) of iron’.

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


Similar surnames: Huffer, Duffner, Duer, Dugger, Duffey, Ruffer, Fulfer, Ufer, Daffern

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Duffer Family Origin

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Duffer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Farm Laborer

    9%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Duffer. The most common Duffer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Duffer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Duffer family was Keeping House.

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