Origins Available: German, Scottish
Early Origins of the Keiver family
Silesia, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging mediaeval society. As an occupational name, the name was derived from the German word "dial" which means "copper." The German word "kufe" means "Barrel" and as such, the name is a cognitive of the English name "Cooper." Alternatively, the name could have been a topographic name for someone who lived in a pine forest, derived from the German word "Kiefer" which means "pine."
Early History of the Keiver family
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Keiver Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Kiefer, Kiefner, Kufer, Kufler, Kufner, Kuffner, Kaufner, Kief, Kifer, Kieffer, Kieferle, Kieferl, Kiferlin, Kiever, Kiver, Kiverle, Kiverli, Kieferli, Kiffer, Kyfer, Kyefer, Kyffer, Kyferle and many more.
Early Notables of the Keiver family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Keiver family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Keiver Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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