Kauffmann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kauffmann family

The surname Kauffmann 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.

Early History of the Kauffmann family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kauffmann 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 Kauffmann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kauffmann Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Kauffmann family (pre 1700)

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Kauffmann Ranking

In France, the name Kauffmann is the 1,762nd most popular surname with an estimated 3,460 people with that name. [1]


United States Kauffmann migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kauffmann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Isaac Kauffmann, who arrived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1709
  • Heinrich Kauffmann, who settled in Philadelphia in 1731
  • Abraham Kauffmann, who settled in German Town, Pennsylvania in 1734
  • Anna Kauffmann, aged 28, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [2]
  • Anna Apollonia Kauffmann, who arrived in America in 1756 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Kauffmann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Abraham Kauffmann, aged 18, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1850 [2]
  • Adolph Kauffmann, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1850 [2]
  • Andreas Kauffmann, aged 32, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1850 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kauffmann (post 1700) +

  • Angelica Kauffmann (1741-1807), Swiss-Austrian painter, born at Coire, the capital of the Grisons, 30 Oct. 1741, and baptised by the names of Maria Anna Angelica, the only daughter of Johann Josef Kauffmann, a native of Schwarzenberg, near Bregenz [3]
  • Stanley Kauffmann (b. 1916), long-time film critic for The New Republic
  • Léon Kauffmann (1869-1952), the 12th Prime Minister of Luxembourg


  1. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 26 October 2020


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