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Sleeper Family History

Sleeper Name Meaning

English: nickname for an indolent person, from Middle English sleper ‘sleeper’.

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


Similar surnames: Leeper, Lepper, Steeber, Sloper, Stenner, Slape, Klepper, Deemer

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Where is the Sleeper family from?

You can see how Sleeper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sleeper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sleeper families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 91 Sleeper families living in New Hampshire. This was about 46% of all the recorded Sleeper's in the USA. New Hampshire had the highest population of Sleeper families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sleeper surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sleeper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sleeper. 18% of Sleeper men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Sleeper women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sleeper were Proprietor and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Proprietor
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Sleeper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sleeper 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sleeper. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Sleeper. For the veterans among your Sleeper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sleeper lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Sleeper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Sleeper in 1944 was 45, and 70 in 2004.

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