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Kephart Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Gebhardt.

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


Similar surnames: Gephart, Kiphart, Gebhart, Leaphart, Cyphert, Newhart, Manhart

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Where is the Kephart family from?

You can see how Kephart families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kephart family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kephart families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 31 Kephart families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 43% of all the recorded Kephart's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kephart families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kephart surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kephart ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kephart. 18% of Kephart men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Kephart women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kephart were Salesman and Housewife.

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Miner
    10%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Housewife
    9%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Kephart. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kephart 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kephart. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Kephart. For the veterans among your Kephart ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kephart lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Kephart life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kephart in 1941 was 44, and 71 in 2004.

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