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Eifert Name Meaning

North German: from the personal name Agifrid composed of the ancient Germanic elements agi ‘point edge (of a sword)’ + frithu ‘peace’.

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


Similar surnames: Eilert, Eisert, Neifert, Elbert, Libert, Reinert, Meffert, Seifert

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Where is the Eifert family from?

You can see how Eifert families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eifert family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Eifert families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 52 Eifert families living in New York. This was about 23% of all the recorded Eifert's in USA. New York had the highest population of Eifert families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Eifert surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Eifert ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Eifert. 26% of Eifert men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Eifert women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eifert were Farm Laborer and Waitress. .

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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

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Seamstress
    12%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Waitress
    9%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Eifert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eifert census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 988 immigration records available for the last name Eifert. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Eifert. For the veterans among your Eifert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eifert lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Eifert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Eifert in 1955 was 25, and 85 in 2004.

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