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Hupfer Name Meaning

South German (also Hüpfer): nickname for a restless individual or an occupational name for a fairground entertainer, from German Hüpfer ‘hopper’, ‘jumper’ (at fairs), an agent derivative of Middle High German hupfen ‘to hop, skip, or jump’.

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


Similar surnames: Hopfer, Kupfer, Hopper, Huffer, Kapfer, Hudler, Dupler, Hepper

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Where is the Hupfer family from?

You can see how Hupfer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hupfer family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Hupfer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 39 Hupfer families living in Massachusetts. This was about 39% of all the recorded Hupfer's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Hupfer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hupfer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hupfer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hupfer. 17% of Hupfer men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Hupfer women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hupfer were Salesman and File Clerk.

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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
    17%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Foreman
    15%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    27%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Seamstress
    14%
  • File Clerk
    14%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Hupfer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hupfer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hupfer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hupfer. For the veterans among your Hupfer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hupfer lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Hupfer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hupfer in 1959 was 54, and 81 in 2004.

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