Klopfer Family History
Klopfer Name Meaning
South German (also Klöpfer) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Middle High German klopfære German Klo(e)pfer 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. For Jews it can also refer to the occupation of one who knocks calling people to synagogue called shulkloper shulkleper in Yiddish Germanized to Schulklopfer.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022