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Renfer Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: from the German personal name Reinfried composed of the ancient Germanic elements ragin ‘counsel’ + frid ‘peace’.

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


Similar surnames: Renker, Reder, Recker, Renter, Reifer, Engfer, Ranger, Reuter, Renner

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Where is the Renfer family from?

You can see how Renfer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Renfer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Renfer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Renfer families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 59% of all the recorded Renfer's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Renfer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Renfer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Renfer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Renfer. 37% of Renfer men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Renfer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Renfer were Farm Hand and Saleslady. .

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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
    37%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    12%
  • Farm Hand
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    19%
  • Waitress
    19%
  • Seamstress
    13%
  • Saleslady
    13%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Renfer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Renfer 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 369 immigration records available for the last name Renfer. 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 426 military records available for the last name Renfer. For the veterans among your Renfer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Renfer lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Renfer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Renfer in 1959 was 60, and 74 in 2004.

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