Telfer Family History

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Telfer Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: from a personal name based on a byname for a strong man or ferocious warrior, from Old French taille(r) ‘to cut’ + fer ‘iron’ (Latin ferrum).

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


Similar surnames: Teller, Elter, Deller, Tedder, Telford, Tenner, Defer, Kelner, Belfer

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Telfer Family Origin

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Telfer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Blacksmith

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

In 1880, the most common Telfer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Telfer's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Telfer. A less common occupation for the Telfer family was Farm Laborer.

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Telfer Historical Records

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Telfer Life Expectancy

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