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Affolter Name Meaning

German: habitational name or a topographic name, from Middle High German affolter, affalter ‘apple tree’, a common South German toponym.

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

Similar surnames: Bolter, Kolter, Falter, Koller, Aegerter, Holter, Folger, Kolber

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Where is the Affolter family from?

You can see how Affolter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Affolter family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Affolter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Affolter families living in Alberta. This was 100% of all the recorded Affolter's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Affolter families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Affolter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Affolter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Affolter. 18% of Affolter men worked as a Laborer and 36% of Affolter women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Affolter were Salesman and Waitress. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Laundress
  • Teacher
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Affolter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Affolter 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 764 immigration records available for the last name Affolter. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 666 military records available for the last name Affolter. For the veterans among your Affolter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Affolter lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Affolter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Affolter in 1949 was 30, and 62 in 2004.

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