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Koffel Name Meaning

Alsatian and Swiss German: topographic name from German Kofel ‘rounded hilltop or mountain summit’. In France this surname is also found in Lorraine.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Kuffel, Kogel, Koffler, Offen, Coffel, Kopel, Kobel, Koppel, Riffel

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Where is the Koffel family from?

You can see how Koffel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Koffel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Koffel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Koffel families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Koffel's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Koffel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Koffel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Koffel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Schoolteacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Koffel. 37% of Koffel men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Koffel women worked as a Schoolteacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Koffel were Boarder and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    37%
  • Laborer
    32%
  • Clerk
    22%
  • Boarder
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Schoolteacher
    34%
  • Sewing
    34%
  • Clerk
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Koffel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Koffel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 164 immigration records available for the last name Koffel. 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 Cards

There are 358 military records available for the last name Koffel. For the veterans among your Koffel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Koffel lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Koffel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Koffel in 1963 was 84, and 80 in 2004.

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