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Stemper Name Meaning

German: from an agent derivative of Middle Low German stempen ‘to stamp’ hence an occupational name for anyone whose work involved a stamping process for example a worker in a mint or in a mill where grain was crushed rather than ground.

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


Similar surnames: Stempel, Stamper, Stepper, Stopper, Semler, Stebner, Steger, Steiner

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Where is the Stemper family from?

You can see how Stemper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stemper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Stemper families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 47 Stemper families living in Wisconsin. This was about 42% of all the recorded Stemper's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Stemper families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stemper surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stemper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stemper. 30% of Stemper men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Stemper women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stemper were Foreman and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Foreman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    22%
  • Clerk
    18%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Stemper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stemper 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 605 immigration records available for the last name Stemper. 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 595 military records available for the last name Stemper. For the veterans among your Stemper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stemper lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Stemper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Stemper in 1942 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

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