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Kempers Family History

Kempers Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Kemper, Keepers, Keiper, Semper, Kempner, Kappers, Kemner, Kempen

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Where is the Kempers family from?

You can see how Kempers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kempers family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kempers families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Kempers family living in Kentucky. This was 100% of all the recorded Kempers's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Kempers families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kempers surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kempers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kempers. 28% of Kempers men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Kempers women worked as a Housework. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Operator
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 563 census records available for the last name Kempers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kempers census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 286 immigration records available for the last name Kempers. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 76 military records available for the last name Kempers. For the veterans among your Kempers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kempers lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2003, in the United States, Kempers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Kempers in 1967 was 65, and 81 in 2003.

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