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Kupper Name Meaning

German (Küpper): Rhenish dialect variant of Kuper 1. German: central variant of Kupfer. Swiss German: topographic name from Kuppe ‘hill’, ‘elevation’. Swiss German: occupational name for a potter, from an agent derivative of Rhaeto-Romansh cuppa ‘bowl’, ‘dish’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Kuper.

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

Similar surnames: Kuper, Kopper, Kapper, Tupper, Kipper, Kupfer, Kucher, Klepper

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Where is the Kupper family from?

You can see how Kupper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kupper family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kupper families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Kupper families living in Maine. This was 100% of all the recorded Kupper's in the USA. Maine had the highest population of Kupper families in 1840.
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What did your Kupper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kupper. 13% of Kupper men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Kupper women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kupper were Machinist and Typist.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Waitress
  • Typist
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Kupper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kupper 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kupper. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Kupper. For the veterans among your Kupper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kupper lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Kupper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Kupper in 1953 was 58, and 80 in 2004.

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