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Keiper Name Meaning

occupational name for a fisherman, from Middle High German keiper ‘fisherman’, ‘fish netter’, found in the Upper German dialects, but also in Prussian, keip ‘weir’ (fish trap) (see Keip) may be the source of the name. variant of Keuper, itself a variant of Käufer (see Kaufer) or of Küpper (see Kupper); this is a frequent surname in the lower Rhine area.

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

Similar surnames: Kiper, Kemper, Keiler, Kerper, Pepper, Kelner, Keifer, Keiner, Weiher

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Where is the Keiper family from?

You can see how Keiper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keiper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Keiper families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 17 Keiper families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 89% of all the recorded Keiper's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Keiper families in 1840.
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What did your Keiper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Keiper. 22% of Keiper men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Keiper women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keiper were Labor and Secretary.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Saleslady
  • Secretary
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Keiper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keiper 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 898 immigration records available for the last name Keiper. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Keiper. For the veterans among your Keiper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keiper lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Keiper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Keiper in 1957 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

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