Gaffner Family History

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Gaffner Name Meaning

Swiss German: topographic name, found mainly in the Wallis canton (Valais) for someone who lived in an Alpine hut or shelter, from Romansch Gafene ‘large basket’.

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

Similar surnames: Gaffney, Geffner, Gassner, Garner, Hafner, Gafner, Saffer, Deffner

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Gaffner Family Origin

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Gaffner Family Occupations

What did your Gaffner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gaffner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Gaffner's were Farmers. Farmer, Boot And Shoe Shop and Cook were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gaffner. A less common occupation for the Gaffner family was Leather Dealer.

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  • Farmer

  • Boot And Shoe Shop

  • Cook

  • Leather Dealer


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Gaffner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gaffner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaffner 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 189 immigration records available for the last name Gaffner. 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 226 military records available for the last name Gaffner. For the veterans among your Gaffner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gaffner Life Expectancy

What is the average Gaffner lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Gaffner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Gaffner in 1962 was 68, and 84 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gaffner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gaffner 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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