Loeffler Family History

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Loeffler Name Meaning

German (Löffler) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a maker or seller of spoons, from an agent derivative of Middle High German leffel, löffel ‘spoon’. In the Middle Ages spoons were normally carved from wood, or more rarely from bone or horn.

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


Similar surnames: Leffler, Loeffel, Leffel, Loffler, Hoeffner, Sheffler, Hoefler

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Loeffler Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Loeffler name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Loeffler. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    36%

  • Germanic Europe

    20%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    13%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    7%

  • Norway

    6%

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Loeffler Family Origin

Where is the Loeffler family from?

Loeffler Family Occupations

What did your Loeffler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Loeffler. A less common occupation for the Loeffler family was Butcher. The most common Loeffler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Loeffler's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    13%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Butcher

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Loeffler ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Loeffler Historical Records

What Loeffler family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Loeffler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Loefflercensus records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Loeffler. 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 Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Loeffler. For the veterans among your Loeffler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Loeffler Life Expectancy

What is the average Loeffler lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Loeffler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Loeffler in 1941 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Loeffler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Loeffler ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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