Reffner Family History

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Reffner Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin; perhaps an occupational name for a peddler, from an agent derivative of Middle High German ref(f) ‘pannier’, ‘basket’ (see Reff 2), or a nickname for a scold, from an agent derivative of Middle High German reffen ‘to scold or chastise’.

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


Similar surnames: Reisner, Renner, Offner, Reifer, Kleffner, Depner, Hoeffner, Hoffner

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Reffner Family Origin

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Reffner Family Occupations

What did your Reffner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reffner. A less common occupation for the Reffner family was Blacksmith. The most common Reffner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Reffner's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    27%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Blacksmith

    7%

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

Reffner Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Reffner Life Expectancy

What is the average Reffner lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Reffner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Reffner in 1950 was 30, and 99 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reffner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reffner 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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