Kirchhofer Family History

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Kirchhofer Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone living near a churchyard, or habitational name for the proprietor or tenant of a farm named as ‘Church Farm’, from Middle High German kirche ‘church’ + hof ‘farmstead’, ‘manor farm’.

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

Similar surnames: Kirchhoff, Kirchberg, Kirchner, Kirchmeier, Bircher, Freihofer

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Kirchhofer Family Origin

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Kirchhofer Family Occupations

What did your Kirchhofer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kirchhofer occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 29% of Kirchhofer's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Baker and Druggist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kirchhofer. A less common occupation for the Kirchhofer family was Dry Goods Merchant.

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  • Carpenter

  • Baker

  • Druggist

  • Dry Goods Merchant


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

Kirchhofer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kirchhofer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kirchhofer 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 477 immigration records available for the last name Kirchhofer. 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 649 military records available for the last name Kirchhofer. For the veterans among your Kirchhofer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kirchhofer Life Expectancy

What is the average Kirchhofer lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kirchhofer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kirchhofer in 1962 was 57, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kirchhofer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kirchhofer 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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