Kerper Family History

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Kerper Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from one of the places, in the Rhineland and former East Prussia, called Kerpen. German: variant of Körper (see Korber). Jewish (Ashkenazic): see Karp.

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

Similar surnames: Kemper, Kerner, Kerker, Pepper, Klepper, Gerner, Keiper, Berner

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Kerper Family Origin

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Kerper Family Occupations

What did your Kerper ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kerper occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Kerper's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kerper family was Currier. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kerper.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Currier


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

Kerper Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kerper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kerper 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 360 immigration records available for the last name Kerper. 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 700 military records available for the last name Kerper. For the veterans among your Kerper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kerper Life Expectancy

What is the average Kerper lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Kerper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Kerper in 1958 was 53, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kerper

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kerper 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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