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Cofer Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Kofer, an occupational name from Slavic kovar ‘smith’ (see Kovar). Americanized spelling of German Köfer, a northern variant of Küfer (see Kieffer).

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

Similar surnames: Comer, Coder, Cover, Coffer, Confer, Clower, Coor, Cober, Kober

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Where is the Cofer family from?

You can see how Cofer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cofer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cofer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Cofer families living in Virginia. This was about 24% of all the recorded Cofer's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Cofer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cofer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cofer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmers Son was the top reported job for people in the CA named Cofer. .

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

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmers Son
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Cofer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cofer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 618 immigration records available for the last name Cofer. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Cofer. For the veterans among your Cofer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cofer lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Cofer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Cofer in 1942 was 61, and 70 in 2004.

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