Klopfer Family History

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Klopfer Name Meaning

South German (also Klöpfer) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Middle High German klopfære, German Klöpfer, a noun derivative of Middle High German klopfen ‘to pound, bang, or hammer’; this could denote someone working in the wool, hemp, or millinery trades, a miner, metal worker, or hunter.

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


Similar surnames: Klepper, Klopf, Kupfer, Klepfer, Kipfer, Klapper, Kloster, Hopfer

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Klopfer Family Origin

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Klopfer Family Occupations

What did your Klopfer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Klopfer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Klopfer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Klopfer family was Baker. Farmer, Keeping House and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Klopfer.

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  • Farmer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Tailor

    6%
  • Baker

    3%

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

Klopfer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Klopfer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Klopfer 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 Klopfer. 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 Klopfer. For the veterans among your Klopfer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Klopfer Life Expectancy

What is the average Klopfer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Klopfer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Klopfer in 1944 was 40, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Klopfer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Klopfer 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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