Dethlefs Family History

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Dethlefs Name Meaning

North German and Frisian: patronymic from the personal name Detlef, composed of Middle Low German theudo ‘people’, ‘race’ + lef ‘life’, ‘offshoot’. The South German equivalent of Detlef is Dietleib.

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


Similar surnames: Dethloff, Delfs, Detlefsen, Demler, Dehler, Nethers, Detmers, Deubler

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Dethlefs Family Origin

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Dethlefs Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Blacksmith

    14%
  • Book-Keeper

    14%
  • Lutheran Preacher

    14%

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In 1880, the most common Dethlefs occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Dethlefs's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dethlefs family was Lutheran Preacher. Farmer, Blacksmith and Book-Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dethlefs.

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Dethlefs Historical Records

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Dethlefs Life Expectancy

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