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Pfahler Name Meaning

German (also Pfähler): variant of Pfahl with the addition of the agent suffix -er, hence an occupational name for someone who erected stakes in vineyards, for instance, or who built fencing.

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


Similar surnames: Fahrer, Pfahl, Zahler, Parler, Faler, Hatler, Piehler, Pooler, Fehler

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Pfahler Family Origin

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Pfahler Family Occupations

What did your Pfahler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Tanner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pfahler. The most common Pfahler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Pfahler's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pfahler family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Keeping House

    14%
  • Tanner

    9%
  • Blacksmith

    5%

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

Pfahler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pfahler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pfahler 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 Pfahler

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Pfahler. 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 Pfahler. For the veterans among your Pfahler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pfahler Life Expectancy

What is the average Pfahler lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Pfahler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Pfahler in 1950 was 46, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pfahler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pfahler 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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