Knipfer Family History

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Knipfer Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a knitter, net maker, or button maker, from an agent derivative of Middle High German knüpfen ‘to tie or knot’.

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


Similar surnames: Kipfer, Kiefer, Kampfer, Kapfer, Klopfer, Klipfel, Keiper, Knitter

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Knipfer Family Origin

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Knipfer Family Occupations

What did your Knipfer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Knipfer occupation in the USA was Bartender. 17% of Knipfer's were Bartenders. Bartender, Brick Maker and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knipfer. A less common occupation for the Knipfer family was Furniture Finisher.

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  • Bartender

    17%
  • Brick Maker

    17%
  • Carpenter

    17%
  • Furniture Finisher

    17%

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

Knipfer Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Knipfer Life Expectancy

What is the average Knipfer lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Knipfer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Knipfer in 1965 was 73, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Knipfer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Knipfer 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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