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Loeffler Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (Löffler): 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 more rarely from bone or horn. Compare Loffler .

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


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

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Where is the Loeffler family from?

You can see how Loeffler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Loeffler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Loeffler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Loeffler families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Loeffler's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Loeffler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Loeffler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Loeffler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Loeffler. 12% of Loeffler men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Loeffler women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Loeffler were Clerk and Teacher. .

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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
    12%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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