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

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  • Farmer

    55%
  • Boot And Shoe Shop

    9%
  • Cook

    9%
  • Leather Dealer

    9%

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

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Gaffner Historical Records

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Gaffner Life Expectancy

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