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Roper Family History

Roper Name Meaning
English: occupational name for a maker or seller of rope, from an agent derivative of Old English rap ‘rope’. See also Roop.Variant of French Robert.North German (Röper): occupational name for a town crier, from an agent derivative of Middle Low German ropen ‘to call’.

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

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262,341 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
23,679 Military Records
14,934 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Roper Families

  • Number of Roper families
     87 - 172
     30 - 86
     1 - 29
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Roper families
     438 - 873
     147 - 437
     1 - 146
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Roper families
     17 - 32
     6 - 16
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Roper Family Origin

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Roper Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Roper

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Roper Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Roper census records

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Roper Civil War Service Records

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