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Sopher Family History

Sopher Name Meaning
French: unexplained; possibly in some cases a variant spelling of Jewish Soffer. NN; ab thinks the number of bearers is too big for this to be the only origin.

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

28,633 Historical Documents with Sopher on Ancestry.com
5,974 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
916 Military Records
788 Immigration Records
7,122 Census and Voter Lists
13,833 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Sopher Families

  • Number of Sopher families
     17 - 31
     6 - 16
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sopher families
     10 - 18
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Sopher last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Sopher census records

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Sopher Family Origin

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Sopher Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Sopher

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Sopher Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Sopher census records

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Sopher Civil War Service Records

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