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Capper Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English capper(e) capier ‘cap maker’ an agent derivative of Old English cæppe ‘cap’. Dutch see Kapper .

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


Similar surnames: Napper, Kapper, Tapper, Clapper, Copper, Carver, Cooper, Carder

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Where is the Capper family from?

You can see how Capper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Capper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Capper families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Capper families living in Ohio. This was about 55% of all the recorded Capper's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Capper families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Capper surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Capper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Capper. 20% of Capper men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Capper women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Capper were Truck Driver 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
    20%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Operator
    11%
  • Saleslady
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
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Census Records

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Capper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Capper 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Capper. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Capper. For the veterans among your Capper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Capper lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Capper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Capper in 1950 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

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