Kief Family History

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Kief Name Meaning

North German: probably a nickname for a quarrelsome person, from Middle Low German kif ‘quarrel’.

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


Similar surnames: Kiel, Kies, Gier, Bien, Kopf, Brief, Zipf, Kidd, Wied, Bies

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Kief Family Origin

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Kief Family Occupations

What did your Kief ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kief. The most common Kief occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Kief's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kief family was Keeps House.

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  • Farmer

    16%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Keeps House

    3%

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

Kief Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Kief Life Expectancy

What is the average Kief lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Kief life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Kief in 1957 was 50, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kief

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kief 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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