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Huffer Name Meaning

English: possibly a variant of Hufford itself a variant of Ufford . English and Welsh: perhaps a variant of Hovey . German (Hüffer): from the ancient Germanic personal name Hugifrid composed of the elements hug ‘head mind spirit’ + frid ‘peace’. North German (Hüffer): status name for a prosperous small farmer. Compare South German Huber . Americanized form of German Hoffer .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Duffer, Haffer, Hupfer, Nuffer, Huger, Huff, Hummer, Hoffert, Ruffer

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Where is the Huffer family from?

You can see how Huffer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Huffer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Huffer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 17 Huffer families living in Ohio. This was about 53% of all the recorded Huffer's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Huffer families in 1840.
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What did your Huffer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Huffer. 26% of Huffer men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Huffer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Huffer were Carpenter and Clerk. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
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Passenger Lists

There are 888 immigration records available for the last name Huffer. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Huffer. For the veterans among your Huffer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Huffer lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Huffer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Huffer in 1945 was 23, and 74 in 2004.

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