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Multiple Origins for the Surname Kieffer


German


Kieffer Early Origins



The surname Kieffer 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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Kieffer Spelling Variations


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Kieffer 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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Kieffer Early History


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Kieffer Early History



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

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Kieffer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kieffer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kieffer 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:

Kieffer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Wilhelm Kieffer, who arrived in New York with his wife Catharine and three children in 1709
  • Wilhelm Kieffer, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710
  • Willhelm Kieffer, who landed in New York, NY in 1709
  • Johan William Kieffer, who landed in New York, NY in 1710-1714
  • Johann Wilhelm Kieffer, who landed in New York, NY in 1710
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kieffer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Kieffer, aged 25, landed in New York in 1812-1813
  • Adam Kieffer, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1847
  • Adam Kieffer, who settled in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1847
  • Fred Kieffer, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906
  • J P Kieffer, who arrived in Iowa in 1870
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kieffer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kieffer (post 1700)



  • Howard Kieffer, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004
  • E. F. Kieffer, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Iowa State Senate 46th District, 1948; Candidate for Iowa State House of Representatives from Plymouth County, 1950
  • Christian Kieffer, American politician, Mayor of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1852-54
  • Susan Elizabeth Werner Kieffer (b. 1942), American physical geologist and planetary scientist
  • Charles Kieffer (1910-1975), American gold medalist rower at the 1932 Summer Olympics
  • Aldine Silliman Kieffer (1840-1904), American music writer
  • Philippe Kieffer (1899-1962), French naval officer
  • Oliver Kieffer (b. 1979), French bronze medalist volleyball player at the 2002 World Championships
  • Jean-Jacques Kieffer (1857-1925), French entomologist
  • Guy-André Kieffer (b. 1949), French-Canadian journalist
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    4. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    6. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Kieffer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kieffer 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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