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Klapper Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from an agent derivative of Middle High German klappern ‘chatter’, ‘rattle’, hence a nickname for a talkative person or a gossip or a metonymic occupational name for a night watchman, a reference to the clapper used for making announcements. As a Jewish name it could be a metonymic occupational name for someone who called people to the synagogue.

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


Similar surnames: Klepper, Clapper, Kapper, Knapper, Klauber, Klippert, Kapfer, Lepper

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Klapper Family Origin

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Klapper Family Occupations

What did your Klapper ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Klapper family was Cigar Mnfctr. The most common Klapper occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Klapper's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Klapper.

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  • Farmer

    14%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Cigar Mnfctr

    7%

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Klapper Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Klapper Life Expectancy

What is the average Klapper lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Klapper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Klapper in 1951 was 43, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Klapper 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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