Copper Family History

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Copper Name Meaning

English: variant of Cooper, from Middle English copere, found from the 12th century alongside cupere. English: metonymic occupational name for a worker in copper, Old English coper (Latin (aes) Cyprium ‘Cyprian bronze’). Respelling of German Kopper.

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

Similar surnames: Hopper, Cooper, Kopper, Capper, Cropper, Comer, Nopper, Copp, Couper

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Copper Family Origin

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Copper Family Occupations

What did your Copper ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Copper family was Keeping House. The most common Copper occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Copper's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Copper.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Copper Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Copper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Copper 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Copper. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Copper. For the veterans among your Copper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Copper Life Expectancy

What is the average Copper lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Copper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Copper in 1953 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Copper

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Copper 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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