Kapfer Family History

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Kapfer Name Meaning

topographic name for a dweller near the top of a mountain, from southern German Kapf ‘peak’. from an agent derivative of Middle High German kapfen ‘to stare or keep watch’, hence a nickname for an alert or watchful person, or an occupational name for a guard or watchman.

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


Similar surnames: Kipfer, Kapper, Kampfer, Kupfer, Klapper, Kafer, Kaufer, Laufer

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Kapfer Family Origin

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Kapfer Family Occupations

What did your Kapfer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kapfer family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Agent For Shoe Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kapfer. The most common Kapfer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Kapfer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Agent For Shoe Store

    8%
  • Carpenter

    8%

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Kapfer Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Kapfer ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Kapfer Life Expectancy

What is the average Kapfer lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, Kapfer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Kapfer in 1961 was 55, and 85 in 2004.

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United States

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