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Clapper Name Meaning

English: from Middle English clapper ‘rough bridge’, applied as a topographic name or as a habitational name from any of the numerous minor places named with this word. English: nickname from an agent derivative of Middle English clappe ‘chatter’. Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Klapper ‘chatterer’. Americanized form of German Klopper, a metonymic occupational name relating to several trades, from Middle Low German klopper ‘clapper’, ‘bobbin’, ‘hammer’.

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


Similar surnames: Klapper, Knapper, Klepper, Capper, Tapper, Lepper, Napper, Happe

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Clapper Family Origin

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Clapper Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

In 1880, the most common Clapper occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Clapper's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Clapper family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Clapper.

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Clapper Life Expectancy

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