Duffer Family History

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Duffer Name Meaning

In at least some cases it seems to be a variant of Irish Duffy. Perhaps a variant of South German Tüffer, a habitational name for someone from Tüffen in Switzerland or Tiefen (earlier Tüeffen) near Freiburg, place names based on Old High German tiufi ‘gorge’ or tuf, taf ‘bog’, ‘swamp’. Compare Duffner. Possibly an altered spelling of French Dufer, a nickname from du fer ‘(man) of iron’.

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


Similar surnames: Huffer, Duffner, Duer, Dugger, Duffey, Ruffer, Fulfer, Ufer, Daffern

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Duffer Family Origin

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Duffer Family Occupations

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  • Going To School

    25%
  • Merchant

    25%
  • Plasterer

    25%
  • Sales Woman

    25%

In 1881, Going To School, Merchant and Plasterer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Duffer. A less common occupation for the Duffer family was Sales Woman. The most common Duffer occupation in Canada was Going To School. 25% of Duffer's were Going To Schools.

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