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Lepp Family History

Lepp Name Meaning

unflattering nickname from Middle High German lappe ‘coxcomb’, ‘puppy’ (modern German Laffe). habitational name from a place so named near Neuss in the Rhineland.

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


Similar surnames: Klepp, Lapp, Depp, Repp, Lemp, Lein, Lipp, Lepper, Kepp, Happ

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Where is the Lepp family from?

You can see how Lepp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lepp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lepp families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Lepp families living in Ohio. This was about 43% of all the recorded Lepp's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Lepp families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lepp surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lepp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lepp. 20% of Lepp men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Lepp women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lepp were Clerk and Housewife.

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    22%
  • Bookkeeper
    18%
  • Maid
    18%
  • Housewife
    15%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Lepp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lepp 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lepp. 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 Lepp. For the veterans among your Lepp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lepp lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Lepp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Lepp in 1961 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

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