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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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Cephas Family Origin

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Cephas Family Occupations

What did your Cephas ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Cephas occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Cephas's were Farmers. Farmer and Labourer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Cephas.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Labourer

    50%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cephas ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cephas Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

There are 642 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 Card

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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Cephas Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cephas

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cephas ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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