Kieferle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kieferle family

The surname Kieferle 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."

Early History of the Kieferle family

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Kieferle 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 Kieferle family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Kieferle family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Wilhelm Kieffer, who arrived in New York with his wife Catharine and three children in 1709; Johann Leonhardt Kieffer, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1732.


Contemporary Notables of the name Kieferle (post 1700) +

  • Dana Kieferle, American actress and costume designer, known for Goreface Killer (2002), Stabbed in the Face (2004) and Hoodoo for Voodoo (2006)
  • Kirsten Kieferle, Canadian Gemini Award nominated actress, known for her work on Adventures in Babysitting (1987), The Cutting Edge (1992) and The Sweet Hereafter (1997)


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