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Kupfer Name Meaning

German (Küpfer) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a worker or trader in copper, Middle High German kupfer, German Kupfer ‘copper’. As a Jewish name it is often an ornamental name.

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


Similar surnames: Kuper, Kipfer, Kupper, Hupfer, Kapfer, Klopfer, Hopfer, Kaufer, Kuter

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Where is the Kupfer family from?

You can see how Kupfer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kupfer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kupfer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Kupfer family living in Massachusetts. This was 100% of all the recorded Kupfer's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Kupfer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kupfer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kupfer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kupfer. 14% of Kupfer men worked as a Salesman and 20% of Kupfer women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kupfer were Laborer and Typist.

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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

  • Salesman
    14%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Proprietor
    7%
  • Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • Housework
    14%
  • Typist
    10%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Kupfer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kupfer 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Kupfer. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Kupfer. For the veterans among your Kupfer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kupfer lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Kupfer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kupfer in 1953 was 51, and 78 in 2004.

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