Raper Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): variant of Roper. In southern dialects of English, Old English -a- became Middle English -o-, whereas in Yorkshire -a- was preserved and gave rise to this form of the surname. Possibly also an altered spelling of German Röper or Röber (see Roeber).

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

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Raper Family Origin

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Raper Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Laborer

    3%

In 1880, the most common Raper occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Raper's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Raper. A less common occupation for the Raper family was Laborer.

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Raper Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Raper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Raper in 1943 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Raper

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