Reffett Family History

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Reffett Name Meaning

Altered spelling of any of various German surnames derived from the Germanic personal name Ricfrid, a compound of ric ‘power(ful)’ + frid- ‘peace’, for example Reffert, Refardt, Reifert, Reifarth, and Riffert. Compare Rayford.

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

Similar surnames: Reffitt, Riffey, Meffert, Leffert, Reinert, Rembert, Neifert, Bennett

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Reffett Family Origin

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Reffett Family Occupations

What did your Reffett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Reffett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Reffett's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Teamster were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reffett. A less common occupation for the Reffett family was Works On Farm.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Teamster

  • Works On Farm


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

Reffett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Reffett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reffett 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 55 immigration records available for the last name Reffett. 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 356 military records available for the last name Reffett. For the veterans among your Reffett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reffett Life Expectancy

What is the average Reffett lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Reffett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Reffett in 1959 was 67, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reffett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reffett 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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