Kief Family History

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Kief Name Meaning

North German: probably a nickname for a quarrelsome person, from Middle Low German kif ‘quarrel’.

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

Similar surnames: Kiel, Kies, Gier, Bien, Kopf, Brief, Zipf, Kidd, Wied, Bies

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Kief Family Origin

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Kief Family Occupations

What did your Kief ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kief. 15% of Kief men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Kief women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kief were Carpenter and Cementer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Machinist
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Assembler
  • Cementer

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

Kief Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Kief. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kief 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 540 immigration records available for the last name Kief. 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 883 military records available for the last name Kief. For the veterans among your Kief ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kief Life Expectancy

What is the average Kief lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Kief life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Kief in 1957 was 50, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kief

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kief 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.

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