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Geffner Name Meaning

German: perhaps from a short form of Gebhardt, or a habitational name for someone from Geffern on the Rhine near Baden-Baden. Jewish (Ashkenazic): unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Deffner, Heffner, Gaffner, Reffner, Geffen, Hoffner, Gerner, Hefner

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Geffner Family Origin

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Geffner Family Occupations

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Geffner Historical Records

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Passenger List

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Geffner Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Geffner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Geffner in 1958 was 54, and 85 in 2004.

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