Kapfer Family History

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Kapfer Name Meaning

topographic name for a dweller near the top of a mountain, from southern German Kapf ‘peak’. from an agent derivative of Middle High German kapfen ‘to stare or keep watch’, hence a nickname for an alert or watchful person, or an occupational name for a guard or watchman.

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


Similar surnames: Kipfer, Kapper, Kampfer, Kupfer, Klapper, Kafer, Kaufer, Laufer

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Kapfer Family Origin

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Kapfer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Agent For Shoe Store

    8%
  • Carpenter

    8%

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In 1880, the most common Kapfer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Kapfer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kapfer family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Agent For Shoe Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kapfer.

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Kapfer Historical Records

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Kapfer Life Expectancy

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