Klepper Family History

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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

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%

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

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Klepper Life Expectancy

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