Peffley Family History

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Peffley Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of German Pfäffle, a diminutive of Pfaff.

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


Similar surnames: Pefley, Muffley, Hefley, Pendley, Peeler, Pinkley, Remley, Heffler

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Peffley Family Origin

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Peffley Family Occupations

What did your Peffley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Peffley. The most common Peffley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 63% of Peffley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Peffley family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    63%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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

Peffley Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Peffley Life Expectancy

What is the average Peffley lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Peffley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Peffley in 1958 was 68, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Peffley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Peffley 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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