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Kiffer Early Origins



The surname Kiffer 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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Kiffer Spelling Variations


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Kiffer 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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Kiffer Early History


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Kiffer Early History



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

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Kiffer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kiffer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kiffer 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:

Kiffer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Kiffer, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Jacob Kiffer, aged 27, landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Nicklaus Kiffer, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Nicklaus Kiffer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Johannes Kiffer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    2. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    3. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
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    The Kiffer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kiffer 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 24 August 2015 at 18:10.

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