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Semper Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of the various places in northern France called Saint-Pierre, from the dedication of their churches to St. Peter (see Peter). Eastern German: from a medieval personal name Sindperht, from sind ‘journey’ + berht ‘shining’. possibly variant of Catalan or Aragonese Samper.

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


Similar surnames: Samper, Kemper, Simmer, Simper, Seeber, Pepper, Kempen, Sommer, Seger

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Where is the Semper family from?

You can see how Semper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Semper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Semper families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1880 there were 7 Semper families living in Iowa. This was about 22% of all the recorded Semper's in the USA. Iowa and 1 other state had the highest population of Semper families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Semper surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Semper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Semper. 25% of Semper men worked as a Salesman and 67% of Semper women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Semper were Proprietor and Operator.

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Truck Driver
    19%
  • Proprietor
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    67%
  • Operator
    34%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Semper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Semper 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 805 immigration records available for the last name Semper. 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 799 military records available for the last name Semper. For the veterans among your Semper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Semper lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Semper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Semper in 1963 was 71, and 96 in 2004.

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