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Soper Family History

Soper Name Meaning

English (Devon): occupational name from Middle English soper(e) sap(i)ere ‘soaper maker or seller of soap’ (Old English sāpere apparently of Celtic origin). The process involved boiling oil or fat together with potash or soda.

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

Similar surnames: Sloper, Roper, Comer, Cooper, Souter, Storer, Steer, Koper, Soler

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Where is the Soper family from?

You can see how Soper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Soper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Soper families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 110 Soper families living in New York. This was about 46% of all the recorded Soper's in USA. New York had the highest population of Soper families in 1840.
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What did your Soper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Soper. 14% of Soper men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Soper women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Soper were Carpenter and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 91,000 census records available for the last name Soper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Soper 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Soper. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Soper. For the veterans among your Soper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Soper lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Soper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Soper in 1942 was 35, and 73 in 2004.

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