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Popper Family History

Popper Name Meaning

German: patronymic from Popp. German (Pöpper): variant of Pepper. Jewish (Ashkenazic): origin uncertain; perhaps a habitational name from Poprad, now in Slovakia. Compare the Poprad river in the same region, called Popper in German.

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


Similar surnames: Kopper, Pepper, Kipper, Hopper, Poster, Nopper, Poppe, Opper, Poppler

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Where is the Popper family from?

You can see how Popper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Popper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Popper families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Popper families living in Massachusetts. This was about 55% of all the recorded Popper's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Popper families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Popper surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Popper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Popper. 27% of Popper men worked as a Salesman and 12% of Popper women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Popper were Laborer and Teacher.

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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

  • Salesman
    27%
  • Manager
    8%
  • Proprietor
    8%
  • Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    12%
  • New Worker
    12%
  • Secretary
    12%
  • Teacher
    9%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Popper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Popper 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Popper. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Popper. For the veterans among your Popper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Popper lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Popper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Popper in 1949 was 72, and 77 in 2004.

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