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Kaufer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (also Käufer): occupational name for a trader or shopkeeper from Middle High German koufer köfer German Kaufer ‘seller trader’. The base form kouf (from Latin caupo ‘merchant’) already had this meaning but was subsequently augmented by various suffixes: -er -el -man.

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


Similar surnames: Laufer, Kapfer, Kafer, Kauer, Kupfer, Maurer, Hauter, Kuter, Mauer

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Where is the Kaufer family from?

You can see how Kaufer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kaufer family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kaufer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Kaufer families living in Manitoba. This was 100% of all the recorded Kaufer's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Kaufer families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kaufer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kaufer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kaufer. 27% of Kaufer men worked as a Salesman and 43% of Kaufer women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kaufer were Laborer and Bookkeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
    27%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Merchant
    8%
  • Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    43%
  • Cook
    29%
  • Bookkeeper
    29%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Kaufer lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Kaufer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Kaufer in 1955 was 49, and 80 in 2004.

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