Guppy Family History

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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

What did your Guppy ancestors do for a living?

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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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Works In Cotton Mill

    7%
  • At Home

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

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Guppy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Guppy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Guppy 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Guppy. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Guppy. For the veterans among your Guppy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Guppy Life Expectancy

What is the average Guppy lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Guppy 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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