Cropper Family History

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Cropper Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): occupational name for a picker of fruit or vegetables or a reaper of cereal crops, from an agent derivative of Middle English cropt(en) ‘to pick’. The word was used also to denote the polling of cattle and the name may therefore have been given to someone who did this.

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

Similar surnames: Cropp, Gropper, Copper, Clapper, Hopper, Schopper, Roper, Stopper

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Cropper Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cropper name?

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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Cropper Family Origin

Where is the Cropper family from?

Cropper Family Occupations

What did your Cropper ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Cropper occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Cropper's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cropper family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cropper.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Cropper Historical Records

What Cropper family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Cropper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cropper 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Cropper. 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 Cropper. For the veterans among your Cropper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cropper Life Expectancy

What is the average Cropper lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Cropper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Cropper in 1949 was 49, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cropper

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cropper 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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