Kaufman Family History

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Kaufman Name Meaning

Respelling of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Kaufmann. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the personal name Kaufman, Yiddish koyfman, meaning ‘merchant’.

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


Similar surnames: Kaufmann, Kauffman, Kurman, Laufman, Kalman, Karman, Bauman, Kamman

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Kaufman Family Origin

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Kaufman Family Occupations

What did your Kaufman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Kaufman. 28% of Kaufman men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Kaufman women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kaufman were Merchant and Laundy

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Farmers Son
    6%
  • Merchant
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
    11%
  • Operator
    11%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Laundy
    7%

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

Kaufman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 161,000 census records available for the last name Kaufman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kaufman 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 37,000 immigration records available for the last name Kaufman. 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 28,000 military records available for the last name Kaufman. For the veterans among your Kaufman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kaufman Life Expectancy

What is the average Kaufman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kaufman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kaufman in 1944 was 18, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kaufman

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