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Pfotenhauer Name Meaning

South German: from Middle High German phatte, vade, vate ‘fence post’, ‘roof beam’, ‘purlin’ + an agent derivative of houwen ‘to cut or hew’, hence an occupational name for a maker of posts and beams, although the folk-etymological translation of the name would be ‘paw slapper’.

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


Similar surnames: Dauenhauer, Eisenhauer, Steinhauer, Moldenhauer, Steinbauer, Pfendler

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Pfotenhauer Family Origin

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Pfotenhauer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Cabinet Maker

    17%
  • Rr Yardmaster

    17%
  • Tinsmith

    17%

In 1880, Farmer, Cabinet Maker and Rr Yardmaster were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pfotenhauer. A less common occupation for the Pfotenhauer family was Tinsmith. The most common Pfotenhauer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Pfotenhauer's were Farmers.

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Pfotenhauer Historical Records

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Pfotenhauer Life Expectancy

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