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Kifer Family History

Kifer Name Meaning

Dutch, German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Kiefer.

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


Similar surnames: Kiefer, Kiper, Kizer, Kiner, Kieffer, Keifer, Leifer, Kiger, Kimel

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Where is the Kifer family from?

You can see how Kifer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kifer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kifer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Kifer families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 43% of all the recorded Kifer's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kifer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kifer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kifer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kifer. 34% of Kifer men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Kifer women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kifer were Miner and Housewife.

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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

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Miner
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Housework
    15%
  • Housewife
    12%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Kifer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kifer 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 263 immigration records available for the last name Kifer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kifer. For the veterans among your Kifer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kifer lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Kifer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kifer in 1948 was 51, and 70 in 2004.

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