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Reffett Name Meaning

Altered form of any of various German surnames derived from the ancient Germanic personal name Ricfrid a compound of rīc ‘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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Where is the Reffett family from?

You can see how Reffett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reffett family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reffett families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Reffett families living in Indiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Reffett's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Reffett families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reffett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reffett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Reffett. 38% of Reffett men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Reffett women worked as a Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    38%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Miner
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    100%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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