Kufner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kufner family

The surname Kufner 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 Kufner family

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Kufner 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 Kufner family (pre 1700)

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United States Kufner migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kufner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Cathne Kufner, aged 61, who arrived in New York in 1849 [1]
  • Cunegande Kufner, aged 33, who landed in New York in 1849 [1]
  • George Kufner, aged 21, who arrived in New York in 1849 [1]
  • Johann Kufner, who landed in New York in 1849 [1]
  • Leonard Kufner, aged 53, who landed in New York in 1849 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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