Kaufer Family History
14-Day Free Trial
GIVE ME ACCESS
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