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Pfiffner Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a maker of wind instruments, from an agent derivative of Middle High German pfife ‘pipe’, ‘shawm’ (from late Latin pipa) + the agent suffix -(n)er.

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


Similar surnames: Pfeiffer, Reffner, Pfeffer, Pinner, Offner, Pfister, Finner, Kuffner

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Pfiffner Family Origin

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Pfiffner Family Occupations

What did your Pfiffner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pfiffner. A less common occupation for the Pfiffner family was Blacksmith. The most common Pfiffner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Pfiffner's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Barber

    6%
  • Blacksmith

    6%

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

Pfiffner Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Pfiffner Life Expectancy

What is the average Pfiffner lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Pfiffner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Pfiffner in 1954 was 32, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pfiffner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pfiffner 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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