Capper Family History

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Capper Name Meaning

English: from an agent derivative of Middle English cappe ‘cap’, ‘headgear’, hence an occupational name for a maker of caps and hats. Dutch: variant of Capers.

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

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

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Capper Family Origin

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Capper Family Occupations

What did your Capper ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Capper family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Capper. The most common Capper occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Capper's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Capper ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Capper Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Capper Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Capper

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Capper ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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