Nepper Family History

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Nepper Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a wheelwright, from Middle High German nebeger ‘pointed iron tool’ (for drilling a wheel hub). Altered spelling of German Knepper. Dutch: variant of Napper.

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

Similar surnames: Lepper, Pepper, Tepper, Nopper, Napper, Neeper, Hepper, Kapper

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Nepper Family Origin

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Nepper Family Occupations

What did your Nepper ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Nepper occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Nepper's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nepper. A less common occupation for the Nepper family was Tanner.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Tanner


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Nepper ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Nepper Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Nepper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nepper census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 411 immigration records available for the last name Nepper. 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 322 military records available for the last name Nepper. For the veterans among your Nepper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nepper Life Expectancy

What is the average Nepper lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Nepper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Nepper in 1961 was 57, and 83 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nepper ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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