Kipfer Family History
Kipfer Name Meaning
Swiss German: topographic name for someone living on or near a peak or summit, from Kipf ‘edge’, ‘verge’, ‘point’. German: from a derivative of the personal name Giebfried, from Old High German geba ‘gift’ + fridu ‘protection’, ‘peace’. South German: from the dialect word Kipf or Kipferl ‘croissant’, ‘crescent-shaped roll’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a baker or pâtissier. Respelling of Swiss German Küpfer (see Kupfer).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press