Kempker Family History

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Kempker Name Meaning

diminutive of Kemp. North German: occupational name for a bucket maker, from an agent derivative of the dialect word Kimke ‘wooden bucket’.

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

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

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Kempker Family Origin

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Kempker Family Occupations

What did your Kempker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kempker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Kempker's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kempker family was General Store. Farmer, Bookeeper and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kempker.

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  • Farmer

  • Bookeeper

  • Farm Laborer

  • General Store


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

Kempker Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Kempker Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kempker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kempker 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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