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Pfendler Name Meaning

German:: from an agent derivative of the diminutive of Middle High German pfanne ‘pan’ hence an occupational name for a maker of pans. habitational name for someone from a place called Pfindl near Salzburg.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Fendler, Mendler, Bendler, Pfeiler, Tendler, Pfender, Wendler

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Where is the Pfendler family from?

You can see how Pfendler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pfendler family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Pfendler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 12 Pfendler families living in Indiana. This was about 55% of all the recorded Pfendler's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Pfendler families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pfendler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pfendler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pfendler. 38% of Pfendler men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Pfendler women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pfendler were Machinist and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    38%
  • Truck Driver
    25%
  • Manager
    13%
  • Machinist
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    60%
  • Housewife
    40%
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Census Records

There are 703 census records available for the last name Pfendler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pfendler census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 38 immigration records available for the last name Pfendler. 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 Cards

There are 159 military records available for the last name Pfendler. For the veterans among your Pfendler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pfendler lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Pfendler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Pfendler in 1955 was 41, and 75 in 2004.

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