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Lepper Name Meaning

German and Dutch: occupational name from an agent derivative of Middle High German lappe ‘rag’, ‘cloth’, apparently denoting a cobbler. German: habitational name for someone from Lepp. English: nickname for a person with leprosy, Middle English lepre ‘leper’.

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


Similar surnames: Klepper, Pepper, Hepper, Nepper, Leeper, Depner, Tepper, Lipper

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Where is the Lepper family from?

You can see how Lepper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lepper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lepper families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 17 Lepper families living in New York. This was about 46% of all the recorded Lepper's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Lepper families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lepper surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lepper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lepper. 17% of Lepper men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Lepper women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lepper were Truck Driver 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
    17%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    13%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Lepper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lepper 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 Lepper. 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 Lepper. For the veterans among your Lepper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lepper lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Lepper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Lepper in 1953 was 50, and 71 in 2004.

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