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Pepper Family History

Pepper Name Meaning
English and North German: from Middle English peper, piper, Middle Low German peper ‘pepper’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a spicer; alternatively, it may be a nickname for a small man (as if the size of a peppercorn) or one with a fiery temper, or for a dark-haired person (from the color of a peppercorn) or anecdotal for someone who paid a peppercorn rent.Americanized form of the Ashkenazic Jewish ornamental name Pfeffer, or Fef(f)er, a cognate, from Yiddish fefer ‘pepper’.Irish: variant of Peppard.

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

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Name Distribution of Pepper Families

  • Number of Pepper families
     92 - 181
     31 - 91
     1 - 30
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Pepper families
     317 - 632
     106 - 316
     1 - 105
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Pepper families
     21 - 39
     8 - 20
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Pepper Family Origin

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Pepper Immigration Information

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Pepper Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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