Kipfer Family History

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Kipfer Name Meaning

Swiss German: topographic name for someone living on or near a peak or summit, from Kipf ‘edge’, ‘verge’, ‘point’. German: from a derivative of the personal name Giebfried, from Old High German geba ‘gift’ + fridu ‘protection’, ‘peace’. South German: from the dialect word Kipf or Kipferl ‘croissant’, ‘crescent-shaped roll’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a baker or pâtissier. Respelling of Swiss German Küpfer (see Kupfer).

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

Similar surnames: Kapfer, Kiefer, Kupfer, Kipper, Kiper, Kupper, Knipfer, Klopfer

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Kipfer Family Origin

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Kipfer Family Occupations

What did your Kipfer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Engineer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kipfer. The most common Kipfer occupation in the USA was Engineer. 17% of Kipfer's were Engineers. A less common occupation for the Kipfer family was Butcher.

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  • Engineer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Butcher


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Kipfer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kipfer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kipfer 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 443 immigration records available for the last name Kipfer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 479 military records available for the last name Kipfer. For the veterans among your Kipfer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kipfer Life Expectancy

What is the average Kipfer lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Kipfer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Kipfer in 1955 was 58, and 77 in 2004.

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