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Multiple Origins for the Surname Kiefer


German


Kiefer Early Origins



The surname Kiefer was first found in 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."

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Kiefer Spelling Variations


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Kiefer 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.

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Kiefer Early History


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Kiefer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kiefer research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1265, 1293, 1381, and 1397 are included under the topic Early Kiefer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kiefer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kiefer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kiefer 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:

Kiefer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Friedrich Kiefer, who arrived in Carolina in 1736
  • Friedrich Kiefer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1736
  • Theobald Kiefer, who arrived in Carolina in 1736
  • Daniel Kiefer, who landed in America in 1737
  • Peter Kiefer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kiefer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Kiefer, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1838
  • Charles Kiefer, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • George Kiefer, who arrived in Maryland in 1841
  • Franz Jakob Kiefer, who arrived in North America in 1846
  • Franz Jakob Kiefer, who arrived in North America with his wife and four children in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kiefer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Otto Kiefer, who settled in Arkansas in 1905
  • Otto Kiefer, who arrived in Arkansas in 1905
  • Mathias Kiefer, who arrived in Alabama in 1929
  • Mathias Kiefer, who settled in Alabama in 1929

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kiefer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kiefer (post 1700)



  • Hermann Kiefer, American politician, U.S. Consul in Stettin, 1884
  • Herman Kiefer, American politician, Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1872
  • George L. Kiefer, American politician, Burgess of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, 1937
  • Edward H. Kiefer (b. 1874), American politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Milwaukee County 18th District, 1911-14, 1931-40
  • Edgar L. Kiefer, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1972
  • Carl Kiefer, American Republican politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives 9th District, 1966
  • Augustus Kiefer (1828-1910), American politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1859
  • Andrew Robert Kiefer (1832-1904), American Republican politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 21st District, 1864; Mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota, 1898-1900
  • Albert E. Kiefer, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1972
  • Brigadier-General Homer Watson Kiefer (1898-1976), American Commanding General 9th Division (1952-1953)
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Kiefer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kiefer 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.

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