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Kiper Family History

Kiper Name Meaning
Americanized spelling of Dutch Kuiper or North German Keuper, occupational name for a cooper.Altered form of East Prussian Keiper, occupational name for someone who caught fish in a trap, from an agent derivative of keip ‘fish trap’, ‘weir’.Altered form of German Kaufer ‘merchant’.Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): metonymic occupational name for a coppersmith, from central and southeastern Yiddish kiper ‘copper’. In some instances it may have been adopted as an ornamental name.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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5,968 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
848 Military Records
421 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Kiper Families

  • Number of Kiper families
     24 - 46
     9 - 23
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Kiper families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Kiper last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Kiper census records

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Kiper Family Origin

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Kiper Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Kiper

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Kiper Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Kiper census records

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Kiper Civil War Service Records

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