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Hooper Name Meaning

English (southwestern): occupational name for a cooper someone who fitted wooden or metal hoops on wooden casks and barrels or a barrel-maker from Middle English hoper an agent derivative of hop ‘hoop band’. Compare Cooper .

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


Similar surnames: Cooper, Hopper, Boozer, Booker, Hooker, Looper, Hosler, Horner

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Where is the Hooper family from?

You can see how Hooper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hooper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hooper families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 78 Hooper families living in Maine. This was about 12% of all the recorded Hooper's in USA. Maine had the highest population of Hooper families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hooper surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hooper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hooper. 18% of Hooper men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Hooper women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hooper 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
    18%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Census Records

There are 454,000 census records available for the last name Hooper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hooper 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 54,000 immigration records available for the last name Hooper. 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 54,000 military records available for the last name Hooper. For the veterans among your Hooper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hooper lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hooper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hooper in 1940 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

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