Knepper Family History

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Knepper Name Meaning

German: from German Knapp or Knopf. German: nickname from a dialect word meaning ‘stork’ in Uckermark region. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Yiddish knop ‘large button’ + the agent suffix -er.

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


Similar surnames: Klepper, Knapper, Kupper, Klipper, Koeppel, Pepper, Nepper, Kipper

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Knepper Family Origin

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Knepper Family Occupations

What did your Knepper ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knepper. A less common occupation for the Knepper family was Farm Laborer. The most common Knepper occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Knepper's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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

Knepper Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Knepper Life Expectancy

What is the average Knepper lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Knepper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Knepper in 1950 was 67, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Knepper

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Knepper 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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