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Napier Name Meaning

Scottish: occupational name for a producer or seller of table linen or for a naperer, the servant in charge of the linen in use in a great house, Middle English, Old French nap(p)ier, an agent derivative of Old French nappe ‘table cloth’ (Latin mappa). Compare Napper. Shortened form of Polish Napierala or a similar name.

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


Similar surnames: Napper, Lanier, Manier, Wapner, Cazier, Nader, Paper, Kapfer, Rapier

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Napier Family Origin

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Napier Family Occupations

What did your Napier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Napier. The most common Napier occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Napier's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Napier family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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Napier Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Napier ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Napier Life Expectancy

What is the average Napier lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, Napier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Napier in 1942 was 38, and 71 in 2004.

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