Guppy Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Wootton Fitzpaine, Dorset, Gupehegh in Middle English. This is named with the Old English personal name Guppa (a short form of Guðbeorht ‘battle bright’) + (ge)hæg ‘enclosure’. The tropical fish denoted by this word was named in the 19th century in honor of R.J.L. Guppy, a clergyman in Trinidad who first presented specimens to the British Museum.

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


Similar surnames: Gapp, Gunby, Guy, Gump, Gipp, Upp, Gundy, Gupta, Busby, Godby

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Guppy Family Origin

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Guppy Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Works In Cotton Mill

    7%
  • At Home

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Guppy family was Blacksmith. The most common Guppy occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Guppy's were Farmers. Farmer, Works In Cotton Mill and At Home were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Guppy.

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Guppy Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1962 and 2004, Guppy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Guppy in 1962 was 74, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Guppy

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