Kniffin Family History

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Kniffin Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of Dutch or North German Knueven.

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


Similar surnames: Kniffen, Knaff, Buffin, Knoff, Keiffer, Knippen, Bufkin, Kristan

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Kniffin Family Origin

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Kniffin Family Occupations

What did your Kniffin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kniffin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Kniffin's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kniffin family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kniffin.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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

Kniffin Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Kniffin Life Expectancy

What is the average Kniffin lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Kniffin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kniffin in 1956 was 67, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kniffin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kniffin 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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