Meyerhofer Family History

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Meyerhofer Name Meaning

South German: habitational name for someone who lived at a farm named Meyerhof (from Middle High German meier ‘steward’, ‘bailiff’, ‘tenant farmer’ + hof ‘manor farm’).

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

Similar surnames: Mayerhofer, Meyerhoff, Tegethoff, Westerhoff, Freihofer, Kelnhofer

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Meyerhofer Family Origin

Where is the Meyerhofer family from?

Meyerhofer Family Occupations

What did your Meyerhofer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Meyerhofer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Meyerhofer's were Farmers. Farmer, Gardener and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Meyerhofer. A less common occupation for the Meyerhofer family was Saloon Keeper.

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  • Farmer

  • Gardener

  • Laborer

  • Saloon Keeper


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

Meyerhofer Historical Records

What Meyerhofer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 919 census records available for the last name Meyerhofer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meyerhofer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Meyerhofer

Passenger List

There are 383 immigration records available for the last name Meyerhofer. 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 777 military records available for the last name Meyerhofer. For the veterans among your Meyerhofer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meyerhofer Life Expectancy

What is the average Meyerhofer lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Meyerhofer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Meyerhofer in 1952 was 51, and 55 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meyerhofer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Meyerhofer 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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