Kaufer Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Kaufer Name Meaning

German (also Käufer) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): 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

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with a family member and we'll do the searching for you.

Kaufer Family Origin

Where is the Kaufer family from?

Kaufer Family 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 US 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

View Census data for Kaufer | Data not to scale

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Merchant
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Cook
  • Bookkeeper

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

Kaufer Historical Records

What Kaufer family records will you find?

Census Record

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.

Search Canadian census records for Kaufer

Passenger List

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.

View all Kaufer immigration records

Draft Card

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.

View all Kaufer military records

You've only scratched the surface of Kaufer family history.

Kaufer Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kaufer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kaufer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Kaufer Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name

14-Day Free Trial