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Cephas Family History

Cephas Name Meaning

Classicized spelling of German Zehfuss, Siefus, Ziehfuss, literally ‘toe foot’, which is a folk-etymological development of the early medieval personal name Sigifuns, from Old High German sigu ‘victory’.

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


Similar surnames: Cephus, Mepham, Copps, Benham, Chad, Cetta, Lapham, Newham, Colas

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Where is the Cephas family from?

You can see how Cephas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cephas family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Cephas families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Cephas families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 80% of all the recorded Cephas's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Cephas families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cephas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cephas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cephas. 47% of Cephas men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Cephas women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cephas were Labor and House Work. .

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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
    47%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Janitor
    10%
  • Labor
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    19%
  • Domestic
    12%
  • Laundress
    8%
  • House Work
    8%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cephas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cephas 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 244 immigration records available for the last name Cephas. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Cephas. For the veterans among your Cephas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cephas lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Cephas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Cephas in 1956 was 46, and 74 in 2004.

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