Carper Family History

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Carper Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Körber (see Korber).

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

Similar surnames: Carver, Carner, Carmer, Camper, Cater, Casper, Campen, Karber, Harpel

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Carper Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Carper name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Carper. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Carper Family Origin

Where is the Carper family from?

Carper Family Occupations

What did your Carper ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Carper occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Carper's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Carper family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carper.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Carper Historical Records

What Carper family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Carper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carpercensus 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Carper. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Carper. For the veterans among your Carper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carper Life Expectancy

What is the average Carper lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Carper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Carper in 1945 was 57, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Carper

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Carper 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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