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Type Surname (from given name)
Pronounced Pron. Tau - fur, Tah - fur  [key]
Other Forms FormsTaufen

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.
Added 7/29/2014 by JKRoser
Edited 7/29/2014 by JKRoser