Cofer Family History

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Cofer Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Kofer, an occupational name from Slavic kovar ‘smith’ (see Kovar). Americanized spelling of German Köfer, a northern variant of Küfer (see Kieffer).

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

Similar surnames: Comer, Coder, Cover, Coffer, Confer, Clower, Coor, Cober, Kober

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Cofer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cofer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cofer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


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Cofer Family Origin

Where is the Cofer family from?

Cofer Family Occupations

What did your Cofer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cofer. The most common Cofer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 61% of Cofer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cofer family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cofer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cofer Historical Records

What Cofer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Cofer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cofer 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 618 immigration records available for the last name Cofer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Cofer. For the veterans among your Cofer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cofer Life Expectancy

What is the average Cofer lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Cofer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Cofer in 1942 was 61, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cofer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cofer 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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