Napper Family History

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Napper Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a naperer, the servant in charge of the linen in use in a great house, Middle English, Old French nap(p)ier. Compare Scottish Napier. Dutch: nickname from an agent derivative of Middle Dutch nappen ‘prick’, ‘sting’, ‘bite’. Dutch: occupational name from an agent derivative of nap ‘cup’, denoting a turner who made cups, dishes, and bowls. Altered spelling of German Knapper.

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


Similar surnames: Napier, Tapper, Knapper, Kapper, Nopper, Capper, Nepper, Lepper

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Napper Family Origin

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Napper Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Farm Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Napper family was Keeping House. The most common Napper occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Napper's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Napper.

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Napper Life Expectancy

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