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Kerper Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from any of the places called Kerpen in the Rhineland Silesia or former East Prussia. German: variant of Körber (see Korber ). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of 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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Where is the Kerper family from?

You can see how Kerper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kerper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kerper families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 13 Kerper families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Kerper's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kerper families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kerper surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kerper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kerper. 16% of Kerper men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Kerper women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kerper were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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
    16%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    19%
  • Teacher
    19%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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