Defer Name Meaning

French: from de fer ‘of iron’; probably a nickname for someone who was immoveable, inflexible, or remarkably tough.

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


Similar surnames: Deger, Duffer, Demey, Lemer, Beger, Eber, Rener, Defee, Denyer, Keer

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Defer Family Origin

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Defer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Farm Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Retail Grocer

    13%

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In 1880, the most common Defer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Defer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Defer family was Retail Grocer. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Defer.

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Defer Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, Defer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Defer in 1957 was 49, and 63 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Defer

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