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Leeper Name Meaning

from Middle English le(a)pere, an occupational name for a basket maker (from Old English leap ‘basket’). occupational name or nickname for a dancer, runner, or courier (Old English hleapere).

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


Similar surnames: Lepper, Leep, Sleeper, Pepper, Ledger, Lemer, Meeker, Keiper, Neeper

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Where is the Leeper family from?

You can see how Leeper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leeper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leeper families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 34 Leeper families living in Ohio. This was about 36% of all the recorded Leeper's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Leeper families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leeper surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leeper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Leeper. 21% of Leeper men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Leeper women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leeper were Truck Driver and Seamstress.

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Seamstress
    6%
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Leeper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leeper 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 Leeper. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Leeper. For the veterans among your Leeper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leeper lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Leeper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Leeper in 1946 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

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