Kefauver Family History

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Kefauver Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of South German Kiefhaber, probably from Middle High German kifen ‘to gnaw or chew’ + haber ‘oats’ and hence a nickname for a poor person or an oats farmer. An alternative etymology has it as a topographic name, from Middle Low German kif ‘feud’ + haber ‘oats’, denoting an oats field that had been the subject of a dispute.

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

Similar surnames: Keefauver, Klauber, Kauer, Deaver, Fauser, Keffeler, Gebauer, Krauser

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Kefauver Family Origin

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Kefauver Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kefauver. A less common occupation for the Kefauver family was Keeping House. The most common Kefauver occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Kefauver's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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Kefauver Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kefauver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kefauver 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 194 immigration records available for the last name Kefauver. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Kefauver. For the veterans among your Kefauver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kefauver Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Kefauver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Kefauver in 1963 was 77, and 74 in 2003.

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