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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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"
Mrs. Karen Kaufman M.B.E., (Karen MacKay), British Head of External Affairs for Busy Bees Childcare, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to Children and Families 
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