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Kieft Name Meaning

Dutch: variant of Kievit, from a dialect variant of the vocabulary word found in Twente and eastern Gelderland.

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


Similar surnames: Klett, Kiene, Kiel, Kett, Lief, Kier, Kivett, Kiefer, Gift, Kiehl

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Where is the Kieft family from?

You can see how Kieft families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kieft family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Kieft families were found in and the USA in 1880and the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Kieft family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Kieft's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Kieft families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kieft surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kieft ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kieft. 23% of Kieft men worked as a Salesman and 45% of Kieft women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kieft were Truck Driver and Comptometer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    23%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Celery Grower
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    45%
  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Comptometer
    23%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kieft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kieft census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 449 immigration records available for the last name Kieft. 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 Cards

There are 353 military records available for the last name Kieft. For the veterans among your Kieft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kieft lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kieft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Kieft in 1962 was 80, and 70 in 2004.

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