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

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Kefauver Family Origin

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Kefauver Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    57%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%

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

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