Kniffen Family History

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Kniffen Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of Dutch or North German Knueven.

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


Similar surnames: Kniffin, Knaff, Steffen, Knippen, Keiffer, Draffen, Riffey, Snuffer

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Kniffen Family Origin

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Kniffen Family Occupations

What did your Kniffen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kniffen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Kniffen's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Retired Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kniffen. A less common occupation for the Kniffen family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Retired Farmer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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

Kniffen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kniffen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kniffen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Kniffen

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Kniffen. 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 Kniffen. For the veterans among your Kniffen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kniffen Life Expectancy

What is the average Kniffen lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Kniffen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Kniffen in 1957 was 52, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kniffen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kniffen 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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