Pfister Family History

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Pfister Name Meaning

South German and Swiss German: occupational name for a baker, from Middle High German pfister ‘baker’ (from Latin pistor).

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


Similar surnames: Fister, Pester, Plaster, Polster, Meister, Finster, Leister, Poster

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Pfister Family Origin

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Pfister Family Occupations

What did your Pfister ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pfister family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pfister. The most common Pfister occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Pfister's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Tailor

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Pfister Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Pfister Life Expectancy

What is the average Pfister lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Pfister life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Pfister in 1944 was 39, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pfister

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pfister 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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