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Epping Family History

Epping Name Meaning

North German and Dutch (northeastern Netherlands): habitational name from a farm so named which once belonged to a certain Eppo and his kin. Eppo is a pet form of the personal name Eppert .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Epting, Eppinger, Etling, Spring, Elling, Oetting, Kipping, Topping

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Where is the Epping family from?

You can see how Epping families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Epping family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Epping families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 36 Epping families living in Illinois. This was about 20% of all the recorded Epping's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Epping families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Epping surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Epping ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Epping. 29% of Epping men worked as a Farmer and 36% of Epping women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Epping were Clerk and Teacher. .

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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
    29%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    36%
  • Clerk
    22%
  • Secretary
    15%
  • Teacher
    15%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Epping. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Epping 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 574 immigration records available for the last name Epping. 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 643 military records available for the last name Epping. For the veterans among your Epping ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Epping lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Epping life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Epping in 1945 was 57, and 90 in 2004.

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