Keefer Family History

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Keefer Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Kiefer.

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

Similar surnames: Keefner, Keifer, Keeler, Keener, Deener, Peeler, Kiefer, Keeter

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Keefer Family Origin

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Keefer Family Occupations

What did your Keefer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Keefer. The most common Keefer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Keefer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Keefer family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Keefer Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Keefer Life Expectancy

What is the average Keefer lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Keefer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Keefer in 1945 was 27, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Keefer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Keefer 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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