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Keiffer Early Origins



The surname Keiffer 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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Keiffer Spelling Variations


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Keiffer 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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Keiffer Early History


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Keiffer Early History



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

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Keiffer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Keiffer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Keiffer 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 were:

Keiffer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Wilhelm Keiffer, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Cath Keiffer, who settled in Georgia in 1737
  • Theobald Keiffer, who arrived in Georgia in 1742

Keiffer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Adam Keiffer, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1844

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Contemporary Notables of the name Keiffer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Keiffer (post 1700)



  • Thomas Keiffer, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1956

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Keiffer Family Crest Products


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Keiffer Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    2. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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    The Keiffer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Keiffer 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 7 October 2015 at 09:53.

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