Roper Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker or seller of rope, from an agent derivative of Old English rap ‘rope’. See also Roop. Variant of French Robert. North German (Röper): occupational name for a town crier, from an agent derivative of Middle Low German ropen ‘to call’.

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


Similar surnames: Rover, Roder, Roker, Koper, Raper, Royer, Soper, Roger, Reder, Roser

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Roper Family Origin

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Roper Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    6%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roper. A less common occupation for the Roper family was Farming. The most common Roper occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Roper's were Farmers.

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Roper Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Roper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Roper in 1942 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roper

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