Kiper Family History

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Kiper Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch Kuiper or North German Keuper, occupational name for a cooper. Altered form of East Prussian Keiper, occupational name for someone who caught fish in a trap, from an agent derivative of keip ‘fish trap’, ‘weir’. Altered form of German Kaufer ‘merchant’. Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): metonymic occupational name for a coppersmith, from central and southeastern Yiddish kiper ‘copper’. In some instances it may have been adopted as an ornamental name.

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

Similar surnames: Kuper, Keiper, Koper, Kipfer, Kiker, Kieper, Kizer, Kiner, Lier

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Kiper Family Origin

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Kiper Family Occupations

What did your Kiper ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kiper occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Kiper's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kiper. A less common occupation for the Kiper family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Carpenter


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

Kiper Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Kiper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kiper 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 485 immigration records available for the last name Kiper. 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 873 military records available for the last name Kiper. For the veterans among your Kiper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kiper Life Expectancy

What is the average Kiper lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Kiper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Kiper in 1951 was 44, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kiper 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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