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Graper Name Meaning

North German (Gräper): occupational name for a maker of metal or earthenware vessels from an agent derivative of Middle Low German grope ‘pot’. Compare Grape .

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


Similar surnames: Grape, Graber, Gropper, Graser, Draper, Grader, Graner, Brauer

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Where is the Graper family from?

You can see how Graper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Graper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Graper families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Graper family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Graper's in USA. New York had the highest population of Graper families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Graper surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Graper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Graper. 32% of Graper men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Graper women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Graper were Clerk 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
    32%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    20%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Bookkeeper
    15%
  • Stenographer
    15%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Graper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Graper 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 901 immigration records available for the last name Graper. 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 565 military records available for the last name Graper. For the veterans among your Graper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Graper lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Graper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Graper in 1944 was 27, and 65 in 2004.

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