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Ufer Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived on the bank or shore of a river, lake, or sea, late Middle High German uover, Middle Low German over, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, two examples of which are found in Austria and one in Germany, near Cologne.

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


Similar surnames: Uber, Eder, Buser, Lier, Rufer, Urfer, Fey, Zuber, Eber, Meer

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Where is the Ufer family from?

You can see how Ufer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ufer family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Ufer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 15 Ufer families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Ufer's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Ufer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ufer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ufer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Typist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ufer. 24% of Ufer men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Ufer women worked as a Typist. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ufer were Clerk and Examiner.

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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

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Salesman
    24%
  • Foreman
    15%
  • Clerk
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Typist
    50%
  • Examiner
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ufer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ufer 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 638 immigration records available for the last name Ufer. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Ufer. For the veterans among your Ufer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ufer lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Ufer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Ufer in 1960 was 61, and 89 in 2004.

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