Pfotenhauer Family History

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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

What did your Pfotenhauer ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Cabinet Maker

    17%
  • Rr Yardmaster

    17%
  • Tinsmith

    17%

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

Pfotenhauer Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Pfotenhauer Life Expectancy

What is the average Pfotenhauer lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Pfotenhauer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Pfotenhauer in 1955 was 46, and 64 in 2004.

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