Kaufer Family History
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