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

What did your Duffer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Duffer occupation in Canada was Going To School. 25% of Duffer's were Going To Schools. 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.

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  • Going To School

    25%
  • Merchant

    25%
  • Plasterer

    25%
  • Sales Woman

    25%

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Duffer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Duffer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Duffer 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 Duffer. 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 Duffer. For the veterans among your Duffer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Duffer Life Expectancy

What is the average Duffer lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Duffer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Duffer in 1961 was 46, and 82 in 2004.

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