Reffner Family History

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Reffner Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin; perhaps an occupational name for a peddler, from an agent derivative of Middle High German ref(f) ‘pannier’, ‘basket’ (see Reff 2), or a nickname for a scold, from an agent derivative of Middle High German reffen ‘to scold or chastise’.

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

Similar surnames: Reisner, Renner, Offner, Reifer, Kleffner, Depner, Hoeffner, Hoffner

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Reffner Family Origin

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Reffner Family Occupations

What did your Reffner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Reffner. 19% of Reffner men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Reffner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reffner were Salesman and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Miner
  • Machinist
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Stenographer
  • Waitress

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

Reffner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Reffner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reffner 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 52 immigration records available for the last name Reffner. 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 470 military records available for the last name Reffner. For the veterans among your Reffner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reffner Life Expectancy

What is the average Reffner lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Reffner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Reffner in 1950 was 30, and 99 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reffner

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