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Kieper Name Meaning

German:: from the medieval personal name Kiepert a vernacular form of Gebhardt . variant of Küper (see Kuper ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Kieper family from?

You can see how Kieper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kieper family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kieper families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Kieper families living in Illinois. This was about 35% of all the recorded Kieper's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Kieper families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kieper surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kieper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kieper. 28% of Kieper men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Kieper women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kieper were Salesman and Housework. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady
  • Secretary
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 2,000 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 Lists

There are 527 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 Cards

There are 431 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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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.

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