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Kasper Name Meaning

German Danish and Polish; Slovak (mainly Kašper); Czech and Slovenian (also Kašper): from the personal names Kasper (German Danish and Polish) and Kašper (Slovak Czech and Slovenian variant of Gašpar Kašpar and Gašper respectively) equivalents of Casper . In North America this surname is also a shortened and altered form of especially Polish patronymics and other derivatives e.g. Kasprzak . See also Kaspar Gaspar and Gasper .

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


Similar surnames: Kaspar, Gasper, Kapper, Kaper, Jasper, Casper, Kasner, Karper, Kasler

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Where is the Kasper family from?

You can see how Kasper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kasper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kasper families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Kasper family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Kasper's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kasper families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kasper surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kasper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kasper. 17% of Kasper men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Kasper women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kasper were Machinist and Waitress. .

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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
    15%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Machinist
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Waitress
    6%
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Kasper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kasper 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Kasper. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Kasper. For the veterans among your Kasper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kasper lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Kasper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kasper in 1947 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

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