Karper Family History

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Karper Name Meaning

German and Jewish (from Poland and Germany): a derivative of Karp.

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

Similar surnames: Kerper, Karpel, Karber, Kapper, Karner, Karger, Kamper, Kasner

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Karper Family Origin

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Karper Family Occupations

What did your Karper ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Karper occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Karper's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Karper. A less common occupation for the Karper family was Barber.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Barber


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Karper ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Karper Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Karper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karper 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 726 immigration records available for the last name Karper. 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 483 military records available for the last name Karper. For the veterans among your Karper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Karper Life Expectancy

What is the average Karper lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Karper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Karper in 1956 was 45, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Karper

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Karper 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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