Looper Family History

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Looper Name Meaning

Dutch: literally ‘runner’, an occupational name for a messenger or for someone who made excursions into the woods. In New Netherland the term Boschlooper was used to denote traders who went out (sometimes literally by running) into the woods to intercept Indians bringing furs to Fort Orange (now part of Albany, NY). The practice was forbidden because of the use of coercion to secure a deal, as happened especially when the trader was on horseback.

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

Similar surnames: Loper, Loeper, Cooper, Looker, Hooper, Boozer, Lepper, Loyer, Boomer

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Looper Family Origin

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Looper Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Looper. The most common Looper occupation in the USA was Farmer. 63% of Looper's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Looper family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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Looper Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 619 immigration records available for the last name Looper. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Looper. For the veterans among your Looper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Looper Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Looper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Looper in 1953 was 66, and 72 in 2004.

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