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Kiefer Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a cooper or the overseer of a wine cellar, from an agent derivative of Middle High German kuofe ‘vat’, ‘barrel’ (from Latin cupa). from an agent derivative of Middle High German kiffen ‘to quarrel’, hence a nickname for a bickerer. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Kiefer ‘pine tree’. This word, which is first attested in the early 15th century, is a blend of kien and forhe, both meaning ‘pine’. The two elements still have a separate existence: kieboom is the Dutch term for a pine tree, while in many parts of Germany the word for the tree is Föhre.

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


Similar surnames: Kipfer, Kieser, Kieper, Bieber, Kipper, Kupfer, Kuefler, Kifer

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Kiefer Family Origin

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Kiefer Family Occupations

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  • Baker Confectioner

    50%
  • Watchmaker

    50%

In 1881, the most common Kiefer occupation in the UK was Baker Confectioner. 50% of Kiefer's were Baker Confectioners. Baker Confectioner and Watchmaker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Kiefer.

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