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Cropper Name Meaning

English (mainly Lancashire): occupational name for a picker of fruit or vegetables or a reaper of cereal crops from cropper(e) ‘one who reaps crops or trims trees’ an agent derivative of Middle English cropt(en) ‘to pick’. The word was used also to denote the polling of livestock and the name may therefore have been given to someone with this responsibility.

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

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

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Where is the Cropper family from?

You can see how Cropper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cropper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cropper families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 15 Cropper families living in Maryland. This was about 19% of all the recorded Cropper's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Cropper families in 1840.
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What did your Cropper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cropper. 21% of Cropper men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Cropper women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cropper were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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