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Unkefer Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Ungefehr: nickname for an honorable man from Middle High German ān gevære ‘without deceit without guile’. The surname Unkefer is found mainly in OH.

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


Similar surnames: Keifer, Kneer, Neeper, Ufer, Nieder, Neyer, Kunkler, Knipfer, Neier

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Where is the Unkefer family from?

You can see how Unkefer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Unkefer family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Unkefer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Unkefer families living in Ohio. This was about 83% of all the recorded Unkefer's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Unkefer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Unkefer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Unkefer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Truck Driver was the top reported job for people in the USA named Unkefer. 28% of Unkefer men worked as a Truck Driver. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Truck Driver
    28%
  • Salesman
    19%
  • Superintendent
    19%
  • Laborer
    19%
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What Unkefer family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Unkefer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Unkefer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 36 immigration records available for the last name Unkefer. 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 Cards

There are 202 military records available for the last name Unkefer. For the veterans among your Unkefer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Unkefer lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Unkefer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Unkefer in 1962 was 64, and 76 in 2004.

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