Reffitt Family History

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Reffitt 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 Raiford.

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


Similar surnames: Reffett, Reff, Meffert, Ritt, Reitz, Leavitt, Reith, Griffitt

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Reffitt Family Origin

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Reffitt Family Occupations

What did your Reffitt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farming and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Reffitt. A less common occupation for the Reffitt family was House Keeping. The most common Reffitt occupation in the USA was Farming. 50% of Reffitt's were Farmings.

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  • Farming

    50%
  • Farmer

    33%
  • House Keeping

    17%

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

Reffitt Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Reffitt Life Expectancy

What is the average Reffitt lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Reffitt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Reffitt in 1957 was 57, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reffitt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reffitt 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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