Keffer Family History

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Keffer Name Meaning

Dutch: nickname meaning ‘bug’ or ‘beetle’.

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


Similar surnames: Kiefer, Keifer, Keyser, Peffer, Keber, Kemper, Kemner, Kelner

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Keffer Family Origin

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Keffer Family Occupations

What did your Keffer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Keffer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Keffer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Keffer family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Keffer.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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

Keffer Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Keffer Life Expectancy

What is the average Keffer lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Keffer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Keffer in 1945 was 28, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Keffer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Keffer 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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