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Type Surname (from location)
Usage German
Pronounced Pron. KERCH-haw-fer  [key]
Other Forms FormsKirchoffer

Meaning & History

German topographic name for someone living near a churchyard, or habitational name for the proprietor or tenant of a farm named as "Church Farm", from Middle High German kirche "church" + hof "farmstead", "manor farm".
Added 3/11/2017 by amanh
Edited 3/11/2017 by LMS