Jaffer Family History

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Jaffer Name Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic ja?far ‘spring’, ‘source’, ‘rivulet’. The warrior Ja?far ibn-Abi-?Talib died heroically at the Battle of Mota (629), holding aloft the Muslim banner proclaiming ‘Paradise!’

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


Similar surnames: Haffer, Taffe, Saffer, Huffer, Raffel, Duffer, Maffeo, Jasper, Jarmer

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Jaffer Family Origin

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Jaffer Family Occupations

What did your Jaffer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Clerk and Baker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Jaffer. 17% of Jaffer men worked as a Clerk and 20% of Jaffer women worked as a Baker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jaffer were Plumber and Scholar

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Clerk
    17%
  • Doctor
    17%
  • Janitor
    17%
  • Plumber
    17%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Baker
    20%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Scholar
    20%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Jaffer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Jaffer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jaffer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Jaffer. 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 173 military records available for the last name Jaffer. For the veterans among your Jaffer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jaffer Life Expectancy

What is the average Jaffer lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Jaffer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Jaffer in 1954 was 71, and 55 in 2004.

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