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Geefer Early Origins



The surname Geefer was first found in Bavaria, where the name Keifer was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Geefer Spelling Variations


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Geefer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Keifer, Kiefer, Keiffer, Kieffer, Kifers, Kiefers, Keiferes, Kieferes, Keiferr, Keiffers, Keefer, Geefer, Geifer and many more.

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Geefer Early History


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Geefer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Geefer research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Geefer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Geefer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Geefer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Geefer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Catharina Susanna Keifer, who arrived in New York in 1710; Balthasar Keifer, who settled in New York in 1710; Cath Keiffer, who settled in Georgia in 1737.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    2. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    3. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    10. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
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    The Geefer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Geefer Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 18 November 2013 at 15:33.

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