Soper Family History

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Soper Name Meaning

English (chiefly Devon): occupational name for a soapmaker, from an agent derivative of Middle English sope ‘soap’ (apparently of Celtic origin). The process involved boiling oil or fat together with potash or soda.

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

Similar surnames: Sloper, Roper, Comer, Cooper, Souter, Storer, Steer, Koper, Soler

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Soper Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Soper name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Soper. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Soper Family Origin

Where is the Soper family from?

Soper Family Occupations

What did your Soper ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Soper occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Soper's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Soper family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Soper.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Soper ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Soper Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 91,000 census records available for the last name Soper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Soper census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Soper. 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 Card

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Soper. For the veterans among your Soper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Soper Life Expectancy

What is the average Soper lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Soper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Soper in 1942 was 35, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Soper

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Soper ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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