Kaufman Family History

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Kaufman Name Meaning

Respelling of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Kaufmann. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the personal name Kaufman, Yiddish koyfman, meaning ‘merchant’.

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


Similar surnames: Kaufmann, Kauffman, Kurman, Laufman, Kalman, Karman, Bauman, Kamman

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Kaufman Family Origin

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Kaufman Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Kaufman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Kaufman's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kaufman. A less common occupation for the Kaufman family was Carpenter.

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Kaufman Historical Records

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Kaufman Life Expectancy

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