14-Day Free Trial GIVE ME ACCESS

Napier Family History

Napier Name Meaning
Scottish: occupational name for a producer or seller of table linen or for a naperer, the servant in charge of the linen in use in a great house, Middle English, Old French nap(p)ier, an agent derivative of Old French nappe ‘table cloth’ (Latin mappa). Compare Napper.Shortened form of Polish Napierala or a similar name.

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

814,272 Historical Documents with Napier on Ancestry.com
127,842 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
14,668 Military Records
11,617 Immigration Records
84,231 Census and Voter Lists
575,914 Member Trees

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Name Distribution of Napier Families

  • Number of Napier families
     178 - 354
     60 - 177
     1 - 59
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Napier families
     94 - 185
     32 - 93
     1 - 31
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Napier families
     214 - 426
     72 - 213
     1 - 71
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Napier census records

You can see how Napier families moved over time by selecting different Census years.

Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

View all Napier census records >

Napier Family Origin

Click on a place to view Napier immigration records

The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Napier families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

View all Napier immigration records >

Napier Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

Click on a circle in the chart to view Napier immigration records

You can find out when most of the Napier families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

View all Napier immigration records >

Average Life Expectancy for Napier

Click on a circle in the chart to view Napier birth and death records

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

View all Napier ancestors in the SSDI

Napier Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Napier census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Napier ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

View all Napier census records >

Napier Civil War Service Records

Click to view veteran service records

You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

View all Napier military records >

Message Board about Napier 500 Threads, 43 Messages

Look up another family name
×