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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Keefer

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Alt. Meaning

K is for kindle, the warmth in others.

E is for extra, those little things you do!

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

F is for future, always looking ahead.

E is for eager, let's get started!

R is for rich, in the love from others

Notable Persons With the Last Name Keefer

Don Keefer was an actor. He was most prominent from 1947 to 1997. Don was given the name Donald Hood Keefer on August 18th, 1916 in Highspire, Pennsylvania, U.S. He passed away on September 7th, 2014.


Keith is a musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1966. Keith was given the name James Barry Keefer on May 17th, 1949.


Thomas Coltrin Keefer was an engineer, author, and businessman. He holds the title President of the Royal Society of Canada and President of theRoyal Society of Canada. Thomas was born on November 4th, 1821 in Thorold. He breathed his last breath on January 7th, 1915.


Claire was born on May 5th, 1995.


Francis Henry Keefer was a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for Port Arthur and Member of theLegislative Assembly of OntarioforPort Arthur. Francis was born on July 24th, 1860 in Strathroy-Caradoc. He breathed his last breath on December 4th, 1928.


Chester was born in 1897 in Altoona, Pennsylvania. He passed away on February 3rd, 1972.


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Popularity of Keefer as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Keefer U.S.
  White 94.70% 64.26%
  African American 1.31% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.49% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.48% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.07% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.95% 16.26%

Of Last Name Keefer

People with the last name Keefer are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Keefer

  • How Popular is the name Keefer? Keefer is the 21,635th most popular name of all time. As a last name Keefer was the 3,713th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Keefer have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 303 babies born with the first name Keefer in the United States. That's more than enough people named Keefer to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Keefer? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1970 when it was given as a first name to 16 new born babies.
  • When was Keefer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Keefer is Friday, May 27th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Keefer born? The highest recorded use of the first name Keefer was in 1992 with a total of 27 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Keefer: Your name in reverse order is Refeek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Keerfe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Keefer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,552 people with the last name Keefer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Keefer? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Keefer as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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