Kafer Family History

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Kafer Name Meaning

German (Käfer): nickname from Middle High German keveor ‘bug’, ‘beetle’. Possibly an altered spelling of German Köfer, from Low German küfe ‘hut’, ‘pen’, hence a nickname for someone living in a hut.

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

Similar surnames: Kater, Kapfer, Kacer, Kauer, Kaufer, Kober, Kaser, Kaper, Kamer

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Kafer Family Origin

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Kafer Family Occupations

What did your Kafer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kafer family was Confectioner. The most common Kafer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Kafer's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kafer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Confectioner


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

Kafer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kafer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kafer 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 866 immigration records available for the last name Kafer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kafer. For the veterans among your Kafer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kafer Life Expectancy

What is the average Kafer lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Kafer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kafer in 1957 was 51, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kafer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kafer 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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