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Cooper Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker and repairer of wooden vessels such as barrels, tubs, buckets, casks, and vats, from Middle English couper, cowper (apparently from Middle Dutch kuper, a derivative of kup ‘tub’, ‘container’, which was borrowed independently into English as coop). The prevalence of the surname, its cognates, and equivalents bears witness to the fact that this was one of the chief specialist trades in the Middle Ages throughout Europe. In America, the English name has absorbed some cases of like-sounding cognates and words with similar meaning in other European languages, for example Dutch Kuiper. Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of Kupfer and Kupper (see Kuper). Dutch: occupational name for a buyer or merchant, Middle Dutch coper.

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


Similar surnames: Hooper, Copper, Boozer, Comer, Booker, Couper, Coomer, Coover

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Cooper Family Origin

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Cooper Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Cooper occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Cooper's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cooper family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cooper.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

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Cooper Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Cooper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cooper in 1940 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

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