Kauffman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kauffman family

The surname Kauffman was first found in Hanover, where the name could be considered to have made a great contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of modern Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses. They played important roles in the local and national conflicts at a time when groups sought power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

Important Dates for the Kauffman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kauffman research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1773, 1805, 1444, 1469, 1530, 1679, 1735, 1753 and 1795 are included under the topic Early Kauffman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kauffman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kaufmann, Kaufman, Kauffmann, Kauffman, Kofmann and many more.

Early Notables of the Kauffman family (pre 1700)

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Kauffman migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kauffman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Kauffman, who arrived in Virginia in 1719 [1]
  • Maria Catharina Kauffman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1730 [1]
  • Johann Kauffman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Hans Jacob Kauffman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737 [1]
  • Anna Maria Kauffman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Kauffman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christian Henry Kauffman, who landed in New York in 1812 [1]
  • Peter Kauffman, who landed in Maryland in 1841 [1]
  • Abraham Kauffman, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1858 [1]
  • Michael Kauffman, who arrived in Mississippi in 1877 [1]
Kauffman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Henry Kauffman, who landed in Alabama in 1919 [1]

Kauffman migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kauffman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Andrew Kauffman, who landed in Canada in 1832

Contemporary Notables of the name Kauffman (post 1700)

  • Rear Admiral Draper L. Kauffman (1911-1979), American pioneering underwater demolition expert and eponym of the USS Kauffman (FFG-59)
  • George B. Kauffman (b. 1930), award-winning American Professor of Chemistry
  • Stuart Alan A. Kauffman (b. 1939), American theoretical biologist
  • Matthew Kauffman (b. 1961), American investigative journalist and Pulitzer Prize finalist
  • Famie "Vitola" Kauffman (1925-2009), Canadian-born actress and comedian
  • Isaac Kauffman Funk (1839-1912), American publisher and co-founder of Funk & Wagnalls Co. in 1891 which was best known for its Standard Dictionary of the English Language (1893)

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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