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Klepper Name Meaning

Eastern German (mainly Silesian): from a dialect variant of Klöpfer (see Klopfer). German: nickname for a gossip, from Middle High German kleppern, klappern ‘to blabber, chatter, or gossip’. German: from the rare Middle High German word klepper ‘knight’s horse’, probably originally a metonymic occupational name for someone who tended or bred such animals. From the 16th century, however, the term came to denote a low-grade horse, a ‘nag’, and also someone who castrated horses. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for someone who called people to the synagogue by rattling a stick, from an agent derivative of Yiddish klepn ‘to stick’.

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


Similar surnames: Klapper, Lepper, Knepper, Klemmer, Klepfer, Klopfer, Clapper, Kipper

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Klepper Family Origin

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Klepper Family Occupations

What did your Klepper ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Klepper. A less common occupation for the Klepper family was Laborer. The most common Klepper occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Klepper's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%

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Klepper Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Klepper Life Expectancy

What is the average Klepper lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Klepper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Klepper in 1947 was 58, and 75 in 2004.

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