Keppen Family History

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Keppen Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Dutch Keppene, Keepen or Keppenne, nickname from Middle Dutch kippin ‘new-born calf’ or from Flemish keppe ‘pampered child’. Respelling of German Köppen (see Koeppen).

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


Similar surnames: Nepper, Lepper, Kappel, Keppel, Kapper, Koeppen, Kemper, Pepper

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Keppen Family Origin

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Keppen Family Occupations

What did your Keppen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Cabinet Maker and Gardner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Keppen. A less common occupation for the Keppen family was Laborer. The most common Keppen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Keppen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Cabinet Maker

    17%
  • Gardner

    17%
  • Laborer

    17%

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

Keppen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Keppen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keppen 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Keppen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Keppen. For the veterans among your Keppen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Keppen Life Expectancy

What is the average Keppen lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Keppen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Keppen in 1949 was 43, and 91 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Keppen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Keppen 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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