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Kempker Name Meaning

German: diminutive of Kemp .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Kemper, Kempner, Kempler, Kempke, Kampfer, Klempner, Kerker, Kepler

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Where is the Kempker family from?

You can see how Kempker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kempker family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kempker families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Kempker family living in Iowa Territory. This was 100% of all the recorded Kempker's in USA. Iowa Territory had the highest population of Kempker families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kempker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kempker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kempker. 52% of Kempker men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Kempker women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kempker were Shipping Clerk and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    52%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Shipping Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    50%
  • Bookkeeper
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kempker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kempker 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 67 immigration records available for the last name Kempker. 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 572 military records available for the last name Kempker. For the veterans among your Kempker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kempker lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Kempker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Kempker in 1963 was 67, and 61 in 2004.

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