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Pepe Family History

Pepe Name Meaning

Northern Italian: from a pet form of Giuseppe, Italian form of Joseph.

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


Similar surnames: Pepi, Peppe, Pete, Pane, Pee, Cece, Mele, Sepe, Pape, Pupa

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Where is the Pepe family from?

You can see how Pepe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pepe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pepe families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Pepe families living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Pepe's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Pepe families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pepe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pepe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pepe. 23% of Pepe men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Pepe women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pepe were Salesman and Clerk.

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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

  • Laborer
    23%
  • New Worker
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    12%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • New Worker
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Pepe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pepe 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Pepe. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Pepe. For the veterans among your Pepe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pepe lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Pepe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Pepe in 1943 was 42, and 80 in 2004.

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