Paffrath Family History

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Paffrath Name Meaning

German: habitational name from Paffrath in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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


Similar surnames: Walrath, Forth, Barth, Potratz, Baruth, Kamrath, Pankratz, Kamprath

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Paffrath Family Origin

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Paffrath Family Occupations

What did your Paffrath ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Confectionir and Keeping House were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Paffrath. A less common occupation for the Paffrath family was Rectifier In Distillery. The most common Paffrath occupation in the USA was Confectionir. 33% of Paffrath's were Confectionirs.

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  • Confectionir

    33%
  • Keeping House

    33%
  • Rectifier In Distillery

    33%

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Paffrath Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Paffrath. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paffrath census 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Paffrath. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Paffrath. For the veterans among your Paffrath ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Paffrath Life Expectancy

What is the average Paffrath lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Paffrath life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Paffrath in 1964 was 66, and 62 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Paffrath

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Paffrath 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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