Kieper Family History

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Kieper Name Meaning

from the medieval personal name Kiepert, an altered form of Gebhardt. It has also been suggested that it is from an agent derivative of Low German Kiep(e), which denotes a basket designed to be carried slung across the back, hence an occupational name for a basket maker or peddler.

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


Similar surnames: Kiper, Kiefer, Kieser, Ripper, Kimmer, Pieper, Rieber, Leeper

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Kieper Family Origin

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Kieper Family Occupations

What did your Kieper ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kieper family was Keeping House. The most common Kieper occupation in the USA was Coal Miner. 14% of Kieper's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Dress Making and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kieper.

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  • Coal Miner

    14%
  • Dress Making

    14%
  • Farming

    14%
  • Keeping House

    14%

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

Kieper Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Kieper Life Expectancy

What is the average Kieper lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Kieper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Kieper in 1958 was 65, and 92 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kieper

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kieper 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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