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Piper Name Meaning

English (mainly southern): occupational name for a player on the pipes Middle English pipere sometimes a paid town musician. English: sometimes a variant of Peppard . English: perhaps occasionally an occupational name from late Middle English piper ‘repairer or layer of pipes; plumber’. North German and Dutch: variant of Pieper a cognate of 1 above. In North America this surname may also be an altered form of the more common Dutch variant Pijper.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Pieper, Piker, Peper, Paper, Pipe, Kiper, Pepper, Lier, Filer, Peeper

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Where is the Piper family from?

You can see how Piper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Piper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Piper families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 80 Piper families living in New Hampshire. This was about 15% of all the recorded Piper's in USA. New Hampshire had the highest population of Piper families in 1840.
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What did your Piper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Piper. 16% of Piper men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Piper women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Piper were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Piper. 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 35,000 military records available for the last name Piper. For the veterans among your Piper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Piper lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Piper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Piper in 1940 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

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