Casper Family History

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Casper Name Meaning

German and Slavic: from the personal name Casper or Kaspar, which was especially popular in central Europe up to the 18th century. Originally from Persian kaehbaed, khazana-dar, or ganjvaer, all meaning ‘treasure bearer’, it was ascribed by popular tradition in Europe to one of the three Magi. Their supposed remains were taken to Cologne from Constantinople in the 12th century. See also Baltazar and Melchior.

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

Similar surnames: Kaspar, Gasper, Camper, Jasper, Asper, Caspar, Caspers, Hasper

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Casper Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Casper name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Casper. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Casper Family Origin

Where is the Casper family from?

Casper Family Occupations

What did your Casper ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Casper family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Casper. The most common Casper occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Casper's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Casper Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 67,000 census records available for the last name Casper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Casper 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Casper. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Casper. For the veterans among your Casper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Casper Life Expectancy

What is the average Casper lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Casper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Casper in 1945 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Casper 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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