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Engfer Name Meaning

North German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Ingofrid a compound of the personal name Ing + frid ‘peace’.

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


Similar surnames: Enger, Engel, Renfer, Egger, Egner, Ingber, Anger, Engen, Menger

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Where is the Engfer family from?

You can see how Engfer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Engfer family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Engfer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 20 Engfer families living in Minnesota. This was about 44% of all the recorded Engfer's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Engfer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Engfer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Engfer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Engfer. 23% of Engfer men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Engfer women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Engfer were Laborer and Housekeeper. .

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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
    23%
  • Salesman
    23%
  • Manager
    19%
  • Laborer
    19%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    34%
  • Saleslady
    34%
  • Housekeeper
    34%
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What Engfer family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Engfer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Engfer 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 185 immigration records available for the last name Engfer. 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 310 military records available for the last name Engfer. For the veterans among your Engfer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Engfer lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2003, in the United States, Engfer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Engfer in 1958 was 39, and 78 in 2003.

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