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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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Reifer Family Origin

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Reifer Family Occupations

What did your Reifer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Reifer family was Laborer. The most common Reifer occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 33% of Reifer's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Cigar Manufacturer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reifer.

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  • Carpenter

    33%
  • Cigar Manufacturer

    17%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Laborer

    17%

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Reifer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Reifer Life Expectancy

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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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