Kapfer Family History

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Kapfer Name Meaning

topographic name for a dweller near the top of a mountain, from southern German Kapf ‘peak’. from an agent derivative of Middle High German kapfen ‘to stare or keep watch’, hence a nickname for an alert or watchful person, or an occupational name for a guard or watchman.

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


Similar surnames: Kipfer, Kapper, Kampfer, Kupfer, Klapper, Kafer, Kaufer, Laufer

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Kapfer Family Origin

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Kapfer Family Occupations

What did your Kapfer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kapfer. 18% of Kapfer men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Kapfer women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kapfer were Carpenter and Cleany

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farming
    6%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    30%
  • New Worker
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Cleany
    5%

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

Kapfer Historical Records

What Kapfer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kapfer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kapfer 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 448 immigration records available for the last name Kapfer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kapfer. For the veterans among your Kapfer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kapfer Life Expectancy

What is the average Kapfer lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Kapfer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Kapfer in 1961 was 55, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kapfer

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