Kiefer Family History

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Kiefer Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a cooper or the overseer of a wine cellar, from an agent derivative of Middle High German kuofe ‘vat’, ‘barrel’ (from Latin cupa). from an agent derivative of Middle High German kiffen ‘to quarrel’, hence a nickname for a bickerer. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Kiefer ‘pine tree’. This word, which is first attested in the early 15th century, is a blend of kien and forhe, both meaning ‘pine’. The two elements still have a separate existence: kieboom is the Dutch term for a pine tree, while in many parts of Germany the word for the tree is Föhre.

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

Similar surnames: Kipfer, Kieser, Kieper, Bieber, Kipper, Kupfer, Kuefler, Kifer

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Kiefer Family Origin

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Kiefer Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Kiefer. 75% of Kiefer men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer

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Passenger List

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Kiefer Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Kiefer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kiefer in 1942 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

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