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Pfeffer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German pfeffer, German Pfeffer ‘pepper’, a metonymic occupational name for a spicer; alternatively, it may be a nickname for a small man (as if the size of a peppercorn) or one with a fiery temper, or for a dark-haired person (from the color of a peppercorn) or anecdotal for someone who paid a peppercorn rent.

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


Similar surnames: Pepper, Pfeiffer, Peffer, Preiser, Feiner, Pfeiler, Proffer, Pfiffner

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Pfeffer Family Origin

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Pfeffer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Going To School

    13%
  • Miller

    13%
  • Carpenter

    6%

In 1881, Farmer, Going To School and Miller were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pfeffer. The most common Pfeffer occupation in Canada was Farmer. 44% of Pfeffer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pfeffer family was Carpenter.

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Pfeffer Life Expectancy

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