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Kepler Family History

Kepler Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a maker of cloaks and hoods, from an agent noun from Middle High German kappe ‘hooded cloak’ (see Kapp).

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


Similar surnames: Kemler, Keiler, Keller, Kepner, Keeler, Kegler, Kugler, Kempler

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Where is the Kepler family from?

You can see how Kepler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kepler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kepler families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 33 Kepler families living in Ohio. This was about 42% of all the recorded Kepler's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Kepler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kepler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kepler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kepler. 15% of Kepler men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Kepler women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kepler were Clerk and Stenographer.

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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
    15%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Kepler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kepler 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 Kepler. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Kepler. For the veterans among your Kepler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kepler lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Kepler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Kepler in 1945 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

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