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Pieper Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: occupational name for a piper, Middle Low German piper. Compare German Pfeiffer. In some cases it may derive from Sorbian pipar ‘pepper’ (see Pfeffer).

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


Similar surnames: Piper, Peeper, Peper, Pepper, Kieper, Bieber, Piker, Piehler, Zieser

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Where is the Pieper family from?

You can see how Pieper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pieper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pieper families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Pieper family living in Massachusetts. This was about 33% of all the recorded Pieper's in the USA. Massachusetts and 2 other states had the highest population of Pieper families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pieper surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pieper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pieper. 26% of Pieper men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Pieper women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pieper were Farming and Stenographer.

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farming
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Housework
    12%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Pieper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pieper 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Pieper. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Pieper. For the veterans among your Pieper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pieper lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Pieper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Pieper in 1942 was 56, and 76 in 2004.

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