Kofoed Family History

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Kofoed Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Dutch Koefoed or Koevoet, literally ‘cow’s foot’, hence a nickname for someone with a club foot or other deformity of the foot, or a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a cow’s foot (presumably a butcher’s shop). The term also denotes a crowbar (because it is cleft like a cow’s hoof), and the name may also have arisen as a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of such tools. Danish: nickname with the same meaning as 1, from ko ‘cow’ + fod ‘foot’.

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


Similar surnames: Kober, Koller, Kocher, Kolber, Kroes, Kolter, Kosek, Kofford, Konold

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Kofoed Family Origin

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Kofoed Family Occupations

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In 1880, Carpenter, Farmer and Furniture Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kofoed. A less common occupation for the Kofoed family was Laborer. The most common Kofoed occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 25% of Kofoed's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

    25%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Furniture Dealer

    25%
  • Laborer

    25%

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Kofoed Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 646 military records available for the last name Kofoed. For the veterans among your Kofoed ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kofoed Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Kofoed life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Kofoed in 1945 was 20, and 81 in 2004.

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