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Reifer Name Meaning

South German: occupational name for a linen measurer, from Middle High German reif, a measure of length for linen. South German: occupational name for a maker of rope, Reifschläger, or for the owner of a tavern (see Reiff). South German (Tyrol): topographic name for someone living at a landing place, from Romansh riva ‘riverbank’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name or nickname from the inflected form of German reif ‘mature’.

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


Similar surnames: Reiser, Reiff, Reider, Reiber, Reiner, Reier, Reiter, Leiser, Reisner

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Where is the Reifer family from?

You can see how Reifer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reifer family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Reifer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Reifer families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 47% of all the recorded Reifer's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Reifer families in 1880.
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What did your Reifer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Statistical Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Reifer. 14% of Reifer men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Reifer women worked as a Statistical Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reifer were Mechanic and Stenographer.

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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
    14%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    12%
  • Mechanic
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Statistical Clerk
    50%
  • Stenographer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Reifer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reifer 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 504 immigration records available for the last name Reifer. 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 607 military records available for the last name Reifer. For the veterans among your Reifer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reifer lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Reifer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Reifer in 1955 was 34, and 78 in 2004.

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