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Soper Family History

Soper Name Meaning
English (chiefly Devon): occupational name for a soapmaker, from an agent derivative of Middle English sope ‘soap’ (apparently of Celtic origin). The process involved boiling oil or fat together with potash or soda.

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

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11,222 Military Records
6,853 Immigration Records
86,499 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Soper Families

  • Number of Soper families
     117 - 232
     40 - 116
     1 - 39
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Soper families
     310 - 617
     104 - 309
     1 - 103
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Soper families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Soper Family Origin

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Soper Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Soper

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Soper Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Soper census records

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Soper Civil War Service Records

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