Kieft Family History

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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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Kieft Family Origin

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Kieft Family Occupations

What did your Kieft ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kieft occupation in the USA was Works In Sawmill. 29% of Kieft's were Works In Sawmills. Works In Sawmill, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kieft. A less common occupation for the Kieft family was Farmer.

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  • Works In Sawmill

    29%
  • Laborer

    21%
  • Keeping House

    14%
  • Farmer

    7%

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

Kieft Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Kieft Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kieft

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kieft 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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