Deffner Family History

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Deffner Name Meaning

German: dialect variant of the habitational name Deffinger, denoting someone from Deffingen in Swabia, earlier Tafingen.

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

Similar surnames: Geffner, Duffer, Derner, Denner, Hoffner, Depner, Reffner, Deaner

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Deffner Family Origin

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Deffner Family Occupations

What did your Deffner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Deffner occupation in the USA was Baker. 13% of Deffner's were Bakers. A less common occupation for the Deffner family was Iron Moulder. Baker, Cabinet Maker and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Deffner.

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  • Baker

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Carpenter

  • Iron Moulder


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

Deffner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Deffner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deffner 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 294 immigration records available for the last name Deffner. 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 Deffner. For the veterans among your Deffner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Deffner Life Expectancy

What is the average Deffner lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Deffner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Deffner in 1960 was 72, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Deffner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Deffner 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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