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Kaufman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Kaufman family


The surname Kaufman 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 Kaufman family


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Kaufman Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Kaufman family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Kaufman family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kaufman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Kaufman, who arrived in America in 1749

Kaufman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Abraham Kaufman, aged 25, who landed in America from Lukawic, Galicia, in 1893
  • Abram Kaufman, aged 32, who landed in America from Wilna, Germany, in 1893
  • Alina Kaufman, aged 54, who landed in America, in 1894

Kaufman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alfred Kaufman, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States from Switzerland, in 1903
  • Abram Kaufman, aged 10, who landed in America from Bucarest, Roumania, in 1906
  • Ada Kaufman, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Berlin, Germany, in 1907
  • Alexander Kaufman, aged 19, who settled in America from Aleksander, Russia, in 1908
  • Abrahm Kaufman, aged 6, who emigrated to the United States from Witebsk, Russia, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Kaufman (post 1700)


  • Irving Robert Kaufman (1910-1992), United States Federal judge and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • George S Kaufman (1889-1961), American Pulitzer Prize (1937) winning playwright
  • First Sergeant Benjamin Kaufman (1894-1981), American Army soldier awarded the Medal of Honor and the Croix de Guerre
  • Andrew Geoffrey "Andy" Kaufman (1949-1984), American comedian and actor who began his career by starting his act with an outrageously bad performance and would then launch into an Elvis Presley impersonation so good that Elvis Presley himself described it as his favorite
  • Andy Kaufman (1949-1984), American comedian and actor
  • Philip Kaufman (b. 1936), multiple award-winning American film director, writer, and producer perhaps best known for the movie "The Right Stuff", which won four Academy Awards, five other awards, and an additional eleven nominations. He also directed the cult classic "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"
  • Nikolay Yankov Kaufman (1925-2018), Bulgarian musicologist, folklorist and composer
  • Sir Gerald Bernard Kaufman (1930-2017), British Labour politician, Father of the House of Commons (2015-2017), Chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee (1992-2005), Shadow Foreign Secretary (1987-1992)
  • Boris Kaufman (1906-1980), Polish cinematographer who won an Academy Award for his first Hollywood feature film 'On the Waterfront' in 1954

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