Kaufmann Family History

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Kaufmann Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a merchant or wholesaler (see Kaufer). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Kaufman.

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


Similar surnames: Kaufman, Kauffmann, Kauffman, Kurman, Laufman, Baumann, Heumann

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Kaufmann Family Origin

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Kaufmann Family Occupations

What did your Kaufmann ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kaufmann family was Tailor. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kaufmann. The most common Kaufmann occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Kaufmann's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Tailor

    4%

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

Kaufmann Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kaufmann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kaufmann 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Kaufmann. 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 Kaufmann. For the veterans among your Kaufmann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kaufmann Life Expectancy

What is the average Kaufmann lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kaufmann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kaufmann in 1944 was 24, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kaufmann

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kaufmann 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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