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SOURCE: Given Name
PRONOUNCED: Tau - fur, Tah - fur
OTHER FORMS: Taufen
Meaning & History
Taufer is a german surname. The meaning of Taufer is "to dip".
This name is not as common a surname as the name 'Smith' or 'Peters'I have heard the Prophet Joseph Smith quote from the German bible in support of our method of baptism by immersion, showing that the German translation of the New Testament favored this idea, and that the word 'Taufen'means "to dip;" the same as our term immersion does; and that when John the Baptist was spoken of as John the Baptist it was 'Johannes der Taufer,' or John the Dipper, which is correct.