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Kuper Family History

Kuper Name Meaning

North German (also Küper): occupational name for a cooper, from Middle Low German kuper ‘cooper’. Swiss German: nickname for a sulky person, from Swiss German kupen ‘to sulk’, ‘to pout’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Yiddish kuper ‘copper’ (or a Yiddishized form of German Kupfer), hence a metonymic occupational name for a coppersmith or an ornamental name.

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


Similar surnames: Kiper, Kupper, Koper, Kupfer, Kuter, Kober, Zuber, Kuder, Kover

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Where is the Kuper family from?

You can see how Kuper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kuper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Kuper families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 20 Kuper families living in Indiana. This was about 14% of all the recorded Kuper's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Kuper families in 1880.
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What did your Kuper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kuper. 31% of Kuper men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Kuper women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kuper were Farming and Housekeeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farming
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    19%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Kuper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kuper census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Kuper. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kuper. For the veterans among your Kuper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kuper lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Kuper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Kuper in 1954 was 53, and 74 in 2004.

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