Rehfeld Family History

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Rehfeld Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of the places, mainly in eastern Germany, so named from Middle German re ‘roe deer’ + feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’. As a Jewish name, it can be ornamental name, with the same meaning.

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

Similar surnames: Neufeld, Grunfeld, Ehrenfeld, Herzfeld, Denfeld, Freifeld, Rothfeld

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Rehfeld Family Origin

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Rehfeld Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rehfeld family was Dealer In Sewing Machine. The most common Rehfeld occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Rehfeld's were Farmers. Farmer, Cabinet-Maker and Day Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rehfeld.

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  • Farmer

  • Cabinet-Maker

  • Day Laborer

  • Dealer In Sewing Machine


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Rehfeld Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rehfeld. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rehfeld 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 943 immigration records available for the last name Rehfeld. 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 Rehfeld. For the veterans among your Rehfeld ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rehfeld Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Rehfeld life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Rehfeld in 1953 was 51, and 86 in 2004.

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