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Pfeffer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German pfeffer, German Pfeffer ‘pepper’, a metonymic occupational name for a spicer; alternatively, it may be a nickname for a small man (as if the size of a peppercorn) or one with a fiery temper, or for a dark-haired person (from the color of a peppercorn) or anecdotal for someone who paid a peppercorn rent.

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


Similar surnames: Pepper, Pfeiffer, Peffer, Preiser, Feiner, Pfeiler, Proffer, Pfiffner

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Pfeffer Family Origin

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Pfeffer Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Tailor and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pfeffer. The most common Pfeffer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Pfeffer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pfeffer family was Keeps House.

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Tailor

    4%
  • Keeping House

    3%
  • Keeps House

    3%

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Pfeffer Historical Records

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Pfeffer Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, Pfeffer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Pfeffer in 1948 was 50, and 78 in 2004.

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