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Cauffman Surname Meaning

Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Kaufmann and Kaufman .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Kauffman, Caughman, Kauffmann, Coffman, Kaufman, Shiffman, Laufman

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Where is the Cauffman family from?

You can see how Cauffman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cauffman family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Cauffman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 8 Cauffman families living in London. This was about 73% of all the recorded Cauffman's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Cauffman families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cauffman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cauffman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cauffman. 34% of Cauffman men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Cauffman women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cauffman were Clerk and Secretary. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    40%
  • Seamstress
    20%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Secretary
    14%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cauffman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cauffman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cauffman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 656 military records available for the last name Cauffman. For the veterans among your Cauffman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cauffman lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Cauffman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Cauffman in 1943 was 54, and 66 in 2004.

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