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Marple Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Cheshire which derives from Old English (ge)mǣre ‘boundary border’ + pyll ‘tidal creek pool’.

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


Similar surnames: Markle, Maple, Marley, Male, Harle, Tarpley, Apple, Marske, Marler

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Where is the Marple family from?

You can see how Marple families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Marple family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Marple families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 23 Marple families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 46% of all the recorded Marple's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Marple families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Marple surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Marple ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Marple. 25% of Marple men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Marple women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Marple were Carpenter 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
    25%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    13%
  • Housework
    9%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Marple. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marple 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 922 immigration records available for the last name Marple. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Marple. For the veterans among your Marple ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Marple lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Marple life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Marple in 1943 was 43, and 78 in 2004.

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